Crew one-hit by Cardinals

Bill Michaels
August 19, 2019 - 10:13 pm
© Jeff Curry | 2019 Aug 19

© Jeff Curry | 2019 Aug 19


The Milwaukee Brewers dropped game one of a pivotal series with the St. Louis Cardinals as Dakota Hudson one-hit the Crew at Busch Stadium. 

It was a pitcher's dual between the Brewers' Zach Davies and the Cards' Dakota Hudson as there was only one hit through the first four frames of the ballgame. 

St. Louis had enough of that as they put up two runs in the fifth off of a couple clutch hit-and-run situations. Kolten Wong hit into a fielder's choice earning the first run of the game, then he scored on a bloop single to left by Dexter Fowler. 

The Cardinals would add another in the sixth on a solo shot from Paul DeJong giving the home team a 3-0 lead. 

The Brewers offense was no where to be found in St. Louis. They were held hitless by Hudson and the Cardinals bullpen through the first 7.2 innings. Milwaukee was patient at the plate as they earned five walks, but had only one real shot to score any runs. That was in the ighth inning as the bases were juiced after Grandal got the Brewers first hit of the game, and the Cardinals intentionally walked reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich to load the bases. Mike Moustakas was at the plate and feebly grounded out to second base to end the inning. 

That inning would prove to be extremely costly as the Crew were held scoreless -- and nearly hitless-- in the loss on Monday. 

St. Louis now takes full possession of first place in he NL Central and lead the Cubs by a half game. The Brewers trail the Central lead by 3 games with 37 to go.