The Brewers dropped the second game of the season on Friday 9-5 thanks to the heroics of the Cardinals' First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt. He hit three home runs for St. Louis in just his second ever game with the club. Goldschmidt got the scoring going in the first inning when he hit a two-run homer off Freddy Peralta. The 22-year-old Peralta would only last three innings allowing four runs.
Ryan Braun tied the game at 3 in the third inning with a three-run homer. The teams traded runs in the fourth and the Cardinals went up for good when Goldschmidt hit his second homer, a solo shot in the 6th. He added a third with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Christian Yelich continued his hot streak from the end of last season by homering for the second day in a row. His shot in the eighth cut the Cardinal lead to 9-5 but it was too little too late for the Brewers as that ended up being the final score.
The Cardinals and Brewers will continue their four-game series on Saturday at Miller Park, first pitch at 3:10 PM. Brandon Woodruff will start on the mound for Milwaukee against Dakota Hudson.