By Nick Freimuth
The Brewers got shelled at Miller Park Tuesday 10-2 by the NL Central rival Cardinals. It was 9-1 after five innings. Eric Thames provided the lone bright spot for the ‘Brew Crew’ when he blasted his 28th home run of the season.
Milwaukee will host the final game of the short two-game series against St. Louis at 1:10 PM today. The Brewers will then host the Washington Nationals for a four-game set starting Thursday.
The Chicago Cubs topped Pittsburgh 4-1 Tuesday. That gives the NL Central leaders a 3.5 game cushion atop the division. Milwaukee is now just 1.5 games ahead of the Cardinals in the standings.