Good, Bad and Ugly: Cardinals avoid getting swept by Brewers

Miranda Remaklus
Jack Flaherty (22) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jack Flaherty (22) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 19: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats in a run with a single against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on August 19, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 19: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats in a run with a single against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on August 19, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The Bad

On Wednesday, Alex Reyes was horrible on the mound. In two innings, he gave up three hits, four runs, including one that was earned off of Garcia’s home run. The three strikeouts he got seem too little too late when you look at what else happened with him on the mound.

It was depressing to see after Flaherty pitched six innings, giving up four hits, including the two homers to Garcia and Adames. He was able to strike out eight.

Genesis Cabrera and Giovanny Gallegos were great in their innings of work. Cabrera gave up no hits. Gallegos gave up a hit and a walk but was able to get two strikeouts.

In this game, Flaherty had one throwing error, Reyes had two throwing errors and Nootbaar had one fielding error.

Nolan Arenado made a costly error when he was ejected from the game in the eighth inning by first base umpire Alan Porter. Arenado struck out swinging in the seventh inning by Porter. As he was headed to man third base in the eighth, Arenado took his time running past Porter and colorfully noted his displeasure at some of Porter’s calls during the game.

When you consider Arenado’s position in the batting order came up during the ninth inning, he could have potentially played a part in bringing home a winner. It makes things worse when you consider the play involving Arenado’s replacement, Sosa, that lead to Urias scoring in the tenth. I understand being upset with the umpires, but for the team, it would have been great if Arenado could have kept his cool a little longer.

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