Brewers vs. Cardinals: Cards Score Two More

Absurd. We've played nine half-innings. Seven of them have featured at least one run. Four of them have featured multiple runs.

The Cardinals just scored two more in the top of the fifth to extend their lead over the Brewers to 11-5. Some of it was good hitting, but some of it was bad defense, as has frequently been the case with the Brewers through this series. Matt Holliday led off with a single. David Freese followed with another single, and it was bobbled by Corey Hart, which allowed Holliday to move to third.

Then Yadier Molina came up, and this happened:

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If I heard the broadcast right, the Brewers have set an NLCS record for errors. They've made a ton of errors. They've looked godawful in the field. What's crazy is that, during the regular season, all the metrics liked the Brewers' team defense. They had a positive UZR. They had a positive DRS. They had an above-average BABIP allowed. But this series has been a nightmare.

A run scored on that error you see in the .gif, and runners ended up on second and third. After a strikeout, Adron Chambers lifted a sac fly to left. That's where the scoring stopped, but the Brewers really didn't need Kam Loe to get tagged with a pair of unearned runs. Not now. Not tonight.

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