The Cardinals had a chance to cut their deficit in the Central division to five games behind the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds lost to the Colorado Rockies 4-3. But, the Cardinals failed to take advantage, and will remain six games back.
Kyle Lohse continued to struggle on the mound. In only 5 innings he gave up 4 runs (all earned), but he was able to strike-out five, and only walked two batters. Mitchell Boggs had a solid outing in the 6th inning, he got a strike-out, and gave up no hits. Blake Hawkesworth was shaky in the the 7th inning, giving up two hits, but he got out of the inning with no damage done. Hawkesworth bounced back in the 8th inning, getting three straight outs.
Catcher Yadier Molina, and outfielder Colby Rasmus, had the Cardinals' only two RBI's on the night. Only Rasmus had multiple hits for the Cardinals tonight. When the score was 4-2 in the 8th inning, Molina represented the leading run at the plate, but did not get the hit when it counted, he went down on a called third strike; it was his second strike-out of the night.
The Cards had no hope of a comeback in the 9th inning. The Brewers, and the away crowd, were so jacked up over Trevor Hoffman's possible 600th save (which he achieved), that there was just no way that Randy Winn and Aaron Miles were going to battle that intensity (neither of them belong in the Majors, they are both disgustingly awful players, 100% useless to this team, or any team).