St. Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2

As hot as they were for a month, the Milwaukee Brewers were bound to struggle at some point.

This is baseball, after all, the ever-humbling marathon of a season that will cut you down dead in your steps if you try to sprint away from the pack too early, particularly in a menacing division.

It was just a matter of time.

And that time is now.

The Brewers' bats have been relegated to tapered pieces of wood sapped of any pop or production. And the starting pitching...