Brewers vs. Cardinals: Corey Hart Puts Crew On Board

When a team scores four runs in the top of the first inning, as the Cardinals just did against Shaun Marcum and the Brewers, it can do an awful lot to pull the crowd out of the game. Indeed, the Cardinals succeeded in keeping what's been a boisterous Miller Park audience to a low murmur. But the thing about doing that in the first is that the home team still has a ton of time to try and turn things around, and it took all of six pitches for the Brewers to give their crowd something to cheer about.

I shouldn't say the Brewers. I should say Corey Hart, because truth be told, Corey Hart did all the work, unless you count Edwin Jackson and Yadier Molina. Jackson went to a 2-2 count against Hart to lead off the bottom of the first, and then came with a thigh-high inside slider. Hart beat the crap out of the ball, launching a massive fly ball that flew out to deep center. Solo homer, 4-1.

That was all the Brewers would do, as the next three batters made outs, but that's how quickly runs can get scored. As thrilled as the Cardinals must be with their early effort, odds are they're going to need to score more.

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