The Pittsburgh Pirates are fading fast in the race for the N.L. Central division title. After losing their second straight game to the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at Miller Park, the Pirates are now four games under .500 and are drifting further behind their division rivals.
Gerrit Cole and Jimmy Nelson battled their way through trying starts this afternoon, each earning a no-decision. Cole gave up four runs on five hits (including three homeruns) in six innings, while Nelson gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work.
The Pirates scored the game’s first run in the very first inning. After singling to lead off, Starling Marte advanced to third when Nelson attempted to pick him off first base, throwing the ball away. Later in the inning, Josh Bell h...Read More