Cardinals Beat Brewers 6-0 To Hand Junior Guerra First Loss

By Eric Rogers
May 31, 2016
MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals used a balanced game of hitting and fielding to hand the Brewers a 6-0 loss Monday at Miller Park.
Matt Holliday led the Cardinals offense, going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI, while Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. Milwaukee mustered only five hits the entire game thanks to eight innings of scoreless baseball from Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez. The Cardinals win snapped a streak of five consecutive losses for Martinez.
On the Brewers side, Junior Guerra allowed four runs (three earned) in 6.1 innings for his first loss of the season. He allowed eight hits but struck out six batters as well. It wasn’t all Guerra’s fault, with the first three runs of the game coming as a product of poor defense.
“Nothing can be perfect. It’s part of it; you play to win the game, Guerra said through his translator. “Things aren’t going to go perfect all the time.”
 

Braun Draws Trade Interest From Cardinals, Six Others

By Eric Rogers
May 29, 2016
MILWAUKEE — Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is gaining trade interest from seven Major League Baseball clubs, according to a report from the Boston Globe.
The report names the Astros, Cardinals, Giants, Mets, Phillies, Red Sox, and White Sox as teams that feel Braun is the “hot name out there.”
Braun’s .351 batting average ranks third in the National League, while his on-base percentage (.424) and slugging percentage (.583) rank fourth among NL hitters. Braun also adds five stolen bases to his stat line and a respectable nine home runs (tied | 12th).
32-year-old Braun has a “no-trade” clause in his contract that allows him to turn down offers to certain teams. The Brewers are currently on the hook for his five-year contract, worth up to $105 million.
Braun’s name was also tied to the Cubs earlier this month, but so far, no further developments have come to light at the time of publication.