Carlos Martinez struggles as St. Louis Cardinals fall to Brewers


Carlos Martinez continued his struggles in the starting rotation as the St. Louis Cardinals fell 11-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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With Martinez recording the loss, he now posts a 2-4 record with a 4.43 ERA. Martinez had entered the game with a 4.12 ERA. Since joining the Cardinals rotation on June 16th, Martinez has only made to the sixth inning just once and that came in a 4-4 tie on July 8th against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Entering today, Martinez had a FIP of 3.62 this season, ranking 7th amongst all Cardinals pitchers that have seen regular time on the mound this season.

In four innings against the Brewers, Martinez allowed four runs on seven hits. He walked three batters and struck out five.

The first run for the Cardinals came in the top of the fourth inning when Kolten Wong scored on a Matt Adams ground out. Wong had reached base on a passed ball third strike and stole second with Matt Holliday at the plate.

In the top of the ninth inning Peter Bourjos scored as George Kottaras reached on a force attempt following a fielding error from second baseman Scooter Gennett.

The Cardinals entered the series two games back of the Brewers and leave the series only one game back at the All-Star break.