The Cardinals are never out of a game that’s for sure. Left for dead heading into the ninth inning the Cards rallied to score two runs in the ninth inning and have the bases loaded, but come up short losing 3-2 to the Brewers losing both games of this series and dropping their fourth in a row.
In the ninth, with one out, Albert Pujols drove a ball to the left field wall that Ryan Braun could not handle and Pujols reached on a double. It was just the third hit allowed by Randy Wolf and he was pulled after 102 pitches.
John Axford came on to face Matt Holliday who scorched a double over the head of Braun who misplayed the ball scoring Pujols. Skip Schumaker was then hit by a pitch bringing up the winning run to the plate in Yadier Molina who struck out looking. With two outs, Aaron Miles hit a grounder to Prince Fielder and the ball scooted under his glove scoring Holliday and moving Schumaker to third with the tying run. Colby Rasmus, who has a sore calf came on to pinch hit and walked on four pitches. The Brewers then turned to Trevor Hoffman to face Brendan Ryan with the bases loaded and the veteran struck out Ryan on three pitches ending the game.
Adam Wainwright took the loss giving up three runs in seven innings on seven hits, while striking out seven.
In the fifth inning, Lorenzo Cain led off with a double, stole third and scored on a tap in front of the mound from catcher George Kottaras that Wainwright tried to flip with his glove, but never had a handle on it. In the seventh Cain did it again, this time tripling to right center to score another run and then scoring himself on a sac fly to make it 3-0.