Turned to again in a late game situation, Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Michael Gonzalez couldn't get the job done. The veteran's late-season struggles continued to climb toward rock bottom with another dismal performance in Milwaukee's 5-1 loss to St. Louis.
The Brewers wasted a strong performance from a starting pitcher for the second straight night, leaving manager Ron Roenicke upset after the game.
"I'm frustrated, I am," Roenicke said. "I'm tired of getting leads and just giving it away. I'm not saying in every game we make errors, but we've got to start making the plays when we need to make the plays, throw strikes and get ahead of people instead of walking guys and win some of these games that we get leads in."
A night after Wily Peralta took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Marco Estrada followed suit. Unlike Tuesday, the Brewers held a 1-0 lead for Estrada thanks to an unearned run scored on Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz's throwing error.
Cardinals second baseman Matt C...