Not even close. Lucroy tags Greene to end it. (AP photo)
They let the sweep get away. The Cardinals’ offense, which produced 20 runs in the first two games this weekend, drove in only 2 this afternoon, and, after one crummy inning for starter Jaime Garcia, it wasn’t enough.
They had their chances, the last one in the bottom of the 9th, with runners on the corners and nobody out. Brewer reliever John Axeford got David Freese to strike out, then Yadier Molina. But with Molina’s third strike, runners Tyler Greene on third and Carlos Beltran on first took off. Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy pumped as if to throw, freezing both of them, then they got Greene at home.
Sad way to end an otherwise great weekend. Come Tuesday, Adam Wainwright hopes for better things against the Bucs.