The Milwaukee Brewers got the bounce back game they’d been hoping for, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 and evening up the NL Championship Series at 2 games apiece.

Randy Wolf had struggled heavily in his last few outings, especially his earlier playoff start. This time around he threw one of the best all-around games of any Brewers’ starter this postseason. He got tagged with two early home runs but was dominant the rest of the way, hitting his locations as well as he has in nearly a month. He settled in after a 3rd inning home run set the Crew back 2-0, pounding through 7 total innings while giving up 6 hits and just 1 walk. The pitching is what brought the Brewers this far in the season, and it finally made a comeback.

Corey Hart had the day off, getting the chance to refocus out of his recent slump. Milwaukee went with a solid left-handed lineup that took a while to get going but finally got some consistent hitting. Yuniesky Betancourt is riding a 6-game hitting streak and drove in a run, while the bottom of the lineup got enough action to bring out the Cardinals’ bullpen early. A fantastic win for a team that badly needed it.

Zack Greinke will get the start for Game 5 tomorrow night, the final series game in St. Louis. Win or lose tomorrow, Game 6 in Milwaukee is guaranteed. Whichever team wins this series will have to do it at Miller Park.

 

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