Walton's Game Observations – Sunday, April 17
The first place St. Louis Cardinals swept their road series against Milwaukee as they defeated the Brewers 3-2 Sunday afternoon. Jason Marquis opposed Victor Santos in what turned into a pitcher's duel. Marquis tossed eight innings of three-hit ball, retiring 18 hitters in a row from the third through the eighth. Scott Rolen had his second straight three-hit day, with two RBI, including the winning home run in the ninth. Jason Isringhausen collected the save. Santos liked his Cards up Santos made his first start of the season Sunday. However, in five previous career games against the Cardinals, he registered a stellar 2.25 ERA, fanning eight in 16 innings. His overall major league ERA was 5.17, however. More chances for the broom The Redbirds achieved their first three-game sweep over Milwaukee since March 31 –April 3, 2003 in St. Louis. The last time the Cards swept the Brewers in three games at Milwaukee was back in September, 2002. The teams will meet 13 more times this...
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