• Aramis Ramirez was back in the Brewers' starting lineup on Sunday after missing two straight games. Ramirez received a cortisone injection on Thursday for a sore left wrist. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Ramirez will was available to pinch-hit on Saturday, and was feeling healthy enough to start on Sunday.
"He told me he was playing, so he was playing," Roenicke said, joking.
• On Saturday, Roenicke suggested Nyjer Morgan may start Sunday's game due to past success Morgan has had against St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse. Morgan is 4-for-11 lifetime against Lohse. However, Roenicke penciled in Norichika Aoki batting leadoff and playing right field on Sunday. Aoki has yet to face Lohse.
• John Axford has had mixed success against the Cardinals this season. Most recently, the Brewers reliever allowed two earned runs on two hits in one-third of an inning on Friday, and prior to that picked up the win on July 18 while throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
The Cardinals are batting .438 as a team against Axford this season, but he said there's no rhyme or reason to how he does against one team.
"It isn't like you look at a particular team like, 'Oh no' or 'Oh yes,' It's all the same," Axford said. 'They're all big league players. They're gonna hit mistakes if you throw them and they're gonna work you when you're out there. It's difficult no matter what team or what person you're facing."