May 17th
Brewers at Cardinals
6:15, Sportsplex


This game was defined by "men left on base" and Brewer errors. The Brewers and Cardinals combined to leave 26 runners on base, 13 by the Cardinals and the Brewers committed 6 errors. Fortunately for the Cardinals, they were able to get some important late inning clutch hits to break the game open.

Through 5 innings, the score stood at 4-1 for the Cards, with the Brewers still in striking distance. After stranding the bases loaded in the first, the Cardinals got an RBI double from Paul O'Leary to take a quick lead. The Brewers answered in the top of third with a lead off double by Jon Zywicki and an RBI infield single by Jason Krottner. This would be the end of the Brewers offence for the game, as Cards starter Dave Hoddington (not sure about his name) shut down the Brewers. In the bottom of the third the Cards got two more runs courtesy of a SAC fly from Tom Blair and an RBI single from Jose Hernandez. The Cards added one more in the 5th thanks to a couple Brewer errors, who booted the ball around all day, not giving starter Matt Beelen much help.

The Cardinals then broke the game open in the 6th, getting 4 runs by having 6 consecutive batters reach base off of Beelen, and reliever Krottner. Dave Barnes pitched the last two innings without getting a hit, to get the save.

Player of the Game : Dave Hoddington, Cardinals starting pitcher (could somebody tell me his exact name since I can't read Dick Dow's writing to save my soul) 5 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K