The National League Championship Series is tied at a game apiece as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Saint Louis Cardinals Monday night at Miller Park, 12-3. Shaun Marcum struggled for a second straight start in the 2011 postseason. After allowing seven runs on seven hits in four and two-thirds in the Division Series, Marcum allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings of work in his first start in the NLCS…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/MARCUM11.mp3|titles=MARCUM1]
The Brewers bullpen did not provide much relief Monday night. Kameron Loe gave up four runs, Marco Estrada was tagged for three and Chris Narveson allowed a run in the ninth. Manager Ron Roenicke was asked if his pitching staff is a concern…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ROENICKE13.mp3|titles=ROENICKE1]
Albert Pujols had a big night for the Cardinals as he homered, doubled three times and drove in five runs. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy said that Pujols took advantage of his pitchers mistakes…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/LUCROY1.mp3|titles=LUCROY1]
Rickie Weeks hit his first career postseason homer and Prince Fielder added his fourth career postseason homer, which is a Brewers franchise record. Fielder, Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt all had two hits in the loss. The Brewers now have to win at least one game in Saint Louis to advance to the World Series. Nyjer Morgan said they will try and get that done Wednesday night…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/MORGAN1.mp3|titles=MORGAN1]
The best-of-seven series resumes Wednesday night in Saint Louis. Yovani Gallardo gets the start for the Brewers in Game 3 while the Cardinals counter with Chris Carpenter. Coverage on 93-9 FM WDOR begins at 6:30 with first pitch at 7:05.