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Brewers defense comes up short early in Game 5

Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:21 pm
Corey Hart

By C. Trent Rosecrans

ST. LOUIS -- For the second time in three games, a ball went just off Corey Hart's glove, leading to runs for the Cardinals. Neither the ball hit by David Freese in the first inning of Game 3 on Wednesday, nor the double off the bat of Yadier Molina in the second inning of Game 5 on Friday were ruled an error -- nor should they have been. But both showed the small difference between scoring runs and preventing them.

With two on and one out in the second inning, the Cardinals catcher drove a ball deep to right off of Brewers starter Zack Greinke and Hart jumped near the fence, but the ball ticked off his glove, allowing one run to score and Molina to motor into second with a double. Molina and Freese would both score on an error by Jerry Hairston Jr. later in the inning, give St. Louis an early 3-0 lead.

On Wednesday, Hart had a shot at Freese's liner, but missed that one as well, allowing the fourth run of the first inning to score in an eventual 4-3 Cardinals victory.

The Brewers are not a very good defensive team and that could come back to hurt them in this series. Game 3 turned not only on Hart's play, but also Mark Kotsay's inability to catch Jon Jay's liner that started the first-inning rally.

After Molina's double, Hairston made a nice diving play to temporarily save two runs on Nick Punto's liner, but he then let Jaime Garcia's ground ball go between his legs, scoring two more.

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Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:15 am

Brewers defense comes up short early in Game 5

The brewers need to stop giving up, 3-4 runs in the first inning. Another thing I noticed was the poor calling of strikes/balls from the Ump. I'm not saying the Brewers got robbed or anything, but there were some pretty poor calls going on at the plate when the Brewers were batting. Good game St. Louis and good luck back in Milwaukee. Hope it goes to game 7 in Milwaukee. Good luck Brewers!

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:50 pm

Brewers defense comes up short early in Game 5

Could come back to haunt them? I think it has reeked havic already. They have 6 errors and many more that should have been called errors that wern't (Weeks in Fridays game)

Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:30 pm

Brewers defense comes up short early in Game 5

stick a fork in the brew crew! I hate the cards but the crew has looked flat and Marcum has choked down the stretch! Can't believe they are sticking with him facing elimination!

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