St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse (2-7) went five innings, giving up four runs on seven hits as Milwaukee’s Casey McGehee had a single and double with three RBIs in a 4-2 Cardinals loss. Trevor Hoffman came on and closed out his 600th game, tops in MLB. As for Lohse, in four starts since returning from the disabled list, he is 1-3 with a 10.31 ERA.
This was a wild game that saw four ejections from home plate umpire Bob Davidson which included a Brewer, their manager Ken Macha, Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan and a Brewers fan who was heckling Yadier Molina.
Molina and Colby Rasmus each had RBI singles in the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2 before the Brewers went up 4-2 in the fifth. In the ninth, the Brewers played Hoffman’s traditional music, “Hells Bells” by AC/DC, and gave up a bloop single to Colby Rasmus. Pinch-hitter Randy Winn then grounded into a double play before Hoffman got pinch-hitter Aaron Miles on a grounder to shortstop for his 600th save. Hoffman passed for Cardinal closer Lee Smith as the career saves leader, earning No. 479 while pitching for San Diego against Pittsburgh on Sept. 24, 2006.