Saturday was the first truly nice day of spring. I took advantage of it by going for a bike ride along the Mississippi. At one point, a bright red cardinal flew in front of me. I took it as a sign. So did Yovani Gallardo.
Through seven innings of Saturday's game, Gallardo held the Cardinals hitless--which was a good thing because the Brewers had scored just one run. Gallardo gave up a single to start the eighth inning to Daniel Descalso but sent the next three Cardinal batters down to preserve the one-run lead. Milwaukee tacked on three more runs in the top of the ninth and John Axford pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to snap the seven game losing streak.
In the event of another losing streak, I'd prefer if the Brewers were not scheduled to play Detroit. That might be too much excitement for a bike ride.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 0
Game played 5-7-11