Chalk it up to another missed opportunity.
Tuesday night in their series opening three-game series with division rival St. Louis, the Milwaukee Brewers had the game-winning run in Billy McKinney on third base in the 10th inning and failed to score him.
In the top of the 11th, the roof caved in on the Milwaukee bullpen. When the carnage stopped, the Cardinals escaped with a 6-1 victory, highlighted by 11th inning home runs by Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill off of Brad Boxberger that accounted for all five runs.
A silver lining for Milwaukee continues to be their starting pitching. Brewers starter Freddy Peralta pitched seven innings of one-hit shutout ball, striking out 8 and walking one.
“He's a good pitcher,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Peralta after the game. “He's got more weapons now, and it's tough to get hits against him.
"It was a really dominant outing for him."