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Brewers Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 5-2

The Milwaukee Brewers rallied from behind this afternoon to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, completing a three game sweep with a 5-2 victory at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh is now four games under .500 at 30-34 after a costly series sweep by a divisional opponent.  Steven Brault pitched well today, giving up two runs on five hits in 6.1 innings of work.  Francisco Liriano was tagged with the loss, giving up three runs on three hits without recording an out in the eighth inning.

The Pirates took the lead in the top of the second inning on a two run homerun by Jung Ho Kang, scoring Gregory Polanco to make it 2-0.

Christian Yelich cut the lead in half with a solo homerun, his 24th of the season, in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Ben Gamel’s single in the seventh scored Hernan Perez to tie the ...

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Pirates Can’t Figure Out Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates were back in action this evening against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, and had a few new faces on the roster.  Corey Dickerson, Jung-ho Kang, and Michael Feliz returned from Triple-A, but it was a similar result on the scoreboard.  After nine innings Pittsburgh had dropped their fifth game of the year to Milwaukee by the final of 5-3.

As with most games this year, pitching was the biggest factor in the Pirates loss.  Jordan Lyles was taxed early and left after only three innings of work.  Long pitching duels and walks were the factors to his short outing.  He allowed three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

This would mean another long day for the bullpen...

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Brewers Beat Down Bucs 10-4

After a two game absence, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching struggles returned on Friday night at Miller Park.  The result was a 10-4 blowout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Clint Hurdle initiated the “starting pitcher by committee” strategy, and once again, it failed.  Rookie Davis gave up three runs on four hits in three innings, Clay Holmes gave up a run on two hits in one inning, and Nick Kingham gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits in 2.1 innings.

Meanwhile, Brandon Woodruff struck out Pirates’ hitters in six innings of work, improving to 8-1 on the season after giving up three runs on four hits in six innings.

The Brewers scored three runs in the second inning to take control of the game.  A two-run homerun by Eric Thames gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead, and a sacrifice f...

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Pirates Take Series From Braves

It was a beautiful day at PNC Park this afternoon where the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves met in the rubber match of this three-game series.  Pittsburgh was looking for a series win before embarking on a ten-game road trip.  The Pirates got a great start from Chris Archer and used some quality hitting to defeat Atlanta 6-1.

Archer worked six innings today and allowed one run on six hits to go with two walks and six strikeouts.  That lone run came in the first inning on a solo home run from Freddie Freeman.  This was the second straight quality start from Archer and hopefully that is a trend that continues over the rest of the season.

The Buccos offense would use two three run innings to put away the Braves for good.  The first came in the second when Colin Moran and Gregory Po...

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Davies, Thames Lead Brewers Over Pirates

Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers bent but didn’t break on Sunday afternoon, taking advantage of some early offense and never surrendering the lead, as they held off the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park by a 4-2 score.

Davies improved to 6-0 on the season, giving up two runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts in eight innings.  His mound opponent, Jordan Lyles, fell to 5-3 on the season after giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings of work.

The Brewers took the lead in the top of the second on a groundout by Manny Pina, allowing Eric Thames to score.  In the top of the third, Thames stepped to the plate and hit a two run homerun to right field, scoring Ryan Braun to make it a 3-0 advantage.

Pittsburgh answered with a run in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice ...

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Pitching Woes Doom Pirates Against Brewers

It was a long frustrating afternoon, evening, and night for fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.  A back and forth contest with the Milwaukee Brewers would go thirteen innings and, in the end, Milwaukee would walk away with a 12-10 victory.  Pittsburgh just could not get a lock down inning on the mound or that one big hit at the right moment.

Nick Kingham was the first of eight Pirates pitchers used tonight and was easily the worst of the bunch.  He would allow five runs on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks.  The sad part is that the Buccos don’t really have any other starting options at this point, so he will probably be back on the bump in six days.  Rookie Davis worked the next two innings and allowed only two hits to go with two strikeouts.

Pittsburgh would get ...

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Bucs Rebound, Beat Brewers 9-4

After last night’s disappointing loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight at PNC Park looking to rebound against their divisional foes.  Chris Archer pitched a solid game, and the offense put plenty of runs on the board, as the Bucs ended the month of May with a 9-4 victory.

The Pirates had 13 hits tonight, all singles, but they did enough to give Archer a lot of run support.  Starling Marte led the team with three hits, while Kevin Newman, Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds, and Colin Moran each added two hits.

A single by Bell in the bottom of the first put the Bucs on the board at 1-0, but Jesus Aguilar homered in the top of the third to tie the game.  The Bucs scored six runs in the bottom of the third to take control of the game...

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Pirates Can’t Overcome Brewers Home Runs

The up and down season of the Pittsburgh Pirates continued tonight when they opened a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park.  Pittsburgh has been desperate for consistent quality outings from their starting rotation and bullpen, but they would not find that tonight.  Milwaukee would use four home runs and eighteen hits to pick up an 11-5 series opening victory.

Joe Musgrove started for the Pirates and struggled from the start.  He would give up runs in the first three innings he pitched and would only make it through five.  At the end of the night Musgrove allowed five runs on eleven hits with six strikeouts and two walks...

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Bell, Moran Lead Pirates Over Reds

After two very frustrating performances on Monday and Tuesday nights, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field on Wednesday afternoon looking to earn a series split with a victory in the finale at Great American Ballpark.

Today, Steven Brault put forth a solid effort on the mound, while Josh Bell and Colin Moran provided the firepower needed to push the Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds by a 7-2 score.

Brault pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three runs and two walks.  He earned his second victory of the season, and more importantly, he provided the Bucs with some much needed quality pitching from a starter.  For the first time in three games, their starting pitcher gave them a chance to win the game, and today, the offense took advantage.

The Pirates broke scoreless tie in the top of the sixth...

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Sloppy Play Dooms Pirates Against Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up the home portion of their 2018 season today, though there is a makeup game scheduled for October 1, and did it in ugly fashion.  Poor pitching and the continuation of wild pitches paved the way for a 13-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.  The wild pitches should be at the top of the list of things to fix during the upcoming offseason.

Nick Kingham started today for Joe Musgrove, who will miss the remainder of the season because of side discomfort, and was terrible on the mound.  He allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks in just 1.1 innings of work.  The bullpen wasn’t much better during their 7.2 innings of action today...

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