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Brewers Complete Sweep, Beat Pirates 4-3

The Milwaukee Brewers completed a pivotal three game series sweep this afternoon at Miller Park, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 4-3 score.

With the victory, the Brewers hold a commanding four game lead for the final Wild Card spot over the Chicago Cubs and are just three games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the N.L. Central.

Meanwhile, the Pirates are 26 games under .500, have lost nine of their last ten games, and hold the second worst record in the National League.

Trevor Williams fell to 7-8 on the season, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings.  A solo homerun by Orlando Arcia in the second gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead, and a homerun by Eric Thames in the fourth and then a two run bomb in the sixth, his 22nd and 23rd of the season, made it 4-0.

The Pirates tried to r...

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Pirates Blown Out Again By Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers continued their three-game series Saturday night and once again it was a blowout victory for Milwaukee.  After trailing by a run early, the Brewers would go on to score ten straight over the next seven innings for a 10-1 win.  We would also see another bad outing from pitcher James Marvel, who was being touted as a possible member of the 2020 staff.

Pittsburgh’s lone run came in the first inning when Adam Frazier scored on a fielding error by Keston Hiura.  Hiura quickly made up for that mistake in the bottom half of the inning when he hit a two-run home run to left center field.  Milwaukee plated three more runs in the fourth inning.  Lorenzo Cain started things with an RBI single...

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Pirates Suffer Seventh Straight Loss

The landslide that has become the Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 season continued on Friday night with a 10-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

Steven Brault struggled on the mound, falling to 4-6 on the year after giving up six runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks in 5.1 innings of work.  Meanwhile, the Bucs couldn’t touch Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson, who pitched six innings of scoreless ball, giving up just three hits and one walk.

Bryan Reynolds had three hits for the Pirates, lifting his average to .321 for the season, eight points behind Christian Yelich for the National League lead.  The Pirates’ lone run came in the seventh inning a on solo homerun by Adam Frazier.

The Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take control of the game early...

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Pirates Swept…..Again

Another day and another loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After winning games one and two of this three game series, the Seattle Mariners picked up a series sweep this afternoon with a 6-5 victory in eleven innings.  Errors and a lack of production in the later innings, two things that have plagued this team all year, were the story once again.

After a scoreless first inning, Seattle would plate four runs in the second inning.  Daniel Vogelbach crossed the plate when Cole Tucker made a throwing error to first.  Braden Bishop scored the second run on a RBI single to left center field.  The final two runs came around on a Shed Long single to right.  Only two of these runs were earned, as Joe Musgrove left after five innings, giving up five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

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Brewers Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 8-3

The Milwaukee Brewers have dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, and that trend continued on Wednesday night, as they completed the series sweep of the Bucs with an 8-3 victory at PNC Park.

The Brewers are now 12-4 against the Pirates this season, as the Bucs’ post All Star break freefall continued with their eighth straight series loss.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, falling to 4-5 on the season after giving up six runs on eight hits in five innings of work.  Milwaukee used a total of five pitchers on the night, with Junior Guerra earning the win by pitching two scoreless innings.

The Brewers took control of the game immediately with two runs in the first inning on a two run homerun by Keston Hiura...

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Pirates Lose Eighth Straight Series

There is not much to say about the Pittsburgh Pirates over their last twenty-four games.  During that time, they have managed to lose twenty games and find themselves as one of the worst teams in all of baseball.  Tonight, they would lose to the Milwaukee Brewers by the final of 4-3, with the key Milwaukee run coming in the ninth on an interference call on catcher Elias Diaz.

Steven Brault returned from the injured list to make the start for Pittsburgh tonight.  He had a perfect game going through the first four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth.  Brault would give up an RBI double to Yasmani Grandal, who would then score later in the inning on a double play.  Brault would leave the game after 5...

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Yelich, Brewers Beat Pirates 9-7

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ dreadful post All Star Game slide continued on Monday night, as Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers beat them by a 9-7 score at PNC Park.

Yelich homered twice, while Jordan Lyles earned his seventh victory of the season less than a week after being traded by the Bucs to their N.L. Central divisional foes.  Dario Agrazal took the loss for Pittsburgh, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings on the mound.

The Brewers took the lead in the top of the first inning on a solo homerun by Yelich.  They added four runs in the fourth to take complete control of the game, highlighted by a homerun by Mike Moustakas.

The Pirates got back into the game with a solo homerun by Bryan Reynolds in the fourth and a two run shot by Pablo Reyes in the fifth, cutting Mi...

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Pirates Smacked By Mets 13-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets met for the final time in 2019 today and it was not a Sunday fun day for Pittsburgh.  New York struck early and often throughout the game, just like they did in five of six games this season.  Joe Musgrove had his worst start as a Pirate, while Mets starter Noah Syndergaard looked like one of the better pitchers in the Majors.

Musgrove allowed eight runs on ten hits, with five strikeouts in just 3.1 innings today.  He managed to pitch a scoreless second, but that meant little after allowing three runs in the first and third inning, and two in the fourth.  Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up one run on three hits, with three strikeouts and a walk.

The only signs of offense from the Buccos came well after the game was decided.  Colin Mora...

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Pirates Losing Streak Reaches Nine Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their ninth consecutive game on Monday night, a 11-6 beatdown by their divisional foe, the Cincinnati Reds.

After sending Jordan Lyles to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the day, the Bucs handed the ball to Alex McRae.  He didn’t make it out of the second inning, having given up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while only recording four outs.

Every player in the Reds’ lineup scored in their 10-run second inning, highlighted by a grand slam by Jose Inglesias.

All of the Pirates’ six runs came via the homerun.  Starling Marte and Bryan Reynolds hit solo shots in the first and fifth innings respectively, and Colin Moran hit a grand slam in the sixth, which cut the lead to 11-6...

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Pirates Enter All-Star Break 2.5 Games Out Of First

Today marked the unofficial end of the first half of the baseball season.  In the National League Central Division nothing has been claimed up to this point.  All five teams are in the mix, with the last place Cincinnati Reds only 4.5 games behind the division leading Chicago Cubs.  The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers closed out a three-game series today, with the winner taking two of the three games.  Division games always hold a little bit more importance and today was just the same.

Joe Musgrove made the start for Pittsburgh today and worked a solid six innings on the mound.  He would allow three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts.  All three of those runs came off the bat of Jesus Aguilar, as he connected on a solo homer in the fifth and a two-run home r...

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