Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia is 6-for-10 in his last three contests and notched three hits on his 23rd birthday in Friday's 2-0 victory, while the Brewers have allowed just eight runs in the last four games after earning their 1,500th win since joining the NL in 1998. A throwing error by catcher Manny Pina put runners at second and third with one out, but Corey Dickerson struck out.
Zach Davies (13-5, 4.18 ERA) picks up the win for the Brewers who improve to 59-53 on the year. He didn't allow a hit in the seven full count battles, striking out four and issuing a walk. Hernan Perez, who took over at third base in his stead, is the most likely candidate for increased playing time if the injury requires more extensive rest.
Flash flood warning issued for Friday into Saturday morning
I fully expect to see a gradual increase in thunderstorms each hour that goes by this evening through the midnight hour. Louis could see between 0.5" and 1.5" of rain, with less than an inch expected on the IL side of the Mississippi River.
Davies saw his five-game winning streak come to an end Sunday against the Cubs despite allowing just three runs on seven hits over seven innings with six strikeouts.
Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw, who leads the team with 74 RBIs, had to leave Saturday's game after he was hit in the side of the neck by a throw from home as he tried to steal second base. With two outs and Eric Sogard batting, Shaw stole second base. Jesus Sucre's throw tailed into him and caught Shaw in the jaw/neck area. Shaw stayed down for several minutes as trainers attended to him. The last? Chris Saenz in 2004.