Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn and Brewers starter Matt Garza were locked in a pitchers dual last night at Miller Park. However, the end result was in favor of the Cardinals 4-0 as the Brewers saw their nine game winning streak come to an end.
The Brewers had no answer for Lynn who managed to silence the Brewers bats for seven shutout innings. While scattering three hits, Lynn struck out a season high eleven hitters to improve to 3-0.
Garza took the loss; he is now 1-2 after going seven innings. Home runs by Johnny Peralta and Jon Jay counted for the four runs given up. The final line for Garza was nine hits, four runs and six punch outs.
Offensively, the Brewers only recorded three hits on the night and Jean Segura had two of them. The only threat the Brewers had in the game came in the fifth when the Brewers had runners at second and third with two outs, but Garza struck out to end the inning.
The only real positive for the Brewers came in the top of the ninth, when 21 year old Wei-Chung Wang the youngest player from Taiwan, made his season debut pitching a scoreless ninth.
Game two of the series is tonight when Marco Estrada (1-0) looks to continue his hot streak versus Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller (0-2). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10. It is also Jackie Robinson day at the ball park. Brewers and Cardinals will wear the #42 jersey in memory.