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Brewers Hand Pirates Sixth Straight Loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates are in an absolute freefall to end the 2017 season.  They can’t score runs, they make base-running mistakes, mental errors, and the defense is as unreliable as the offense is unproductive.  The latest team to take advantage of the Pirates inferiority was the Milwaukee Brewers, who shut out the Bucs 3-0 at PNC Park tonight.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, giving up two runs on six hits through five innings in a losing effort.  His mound opponent, Brent Suter, bewildered the Pirates, giving up just five hits in five innings of work.

Ryan Braun broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth with a solo homerun, his 17th of the season, to left center field.  Neil Walker’s RBI single in the sixth and Travis Shaw’s single in the eighth made it 3...

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Brewers Beat Cole, Pirates 5-2

Gerrit Cole took the mound tonight for the Pittsburgh Pirates looking for another solid start on the road. Unfortunately, he ran into some trouble in the early innings, and the Bucs couldn’t muster a comeback as they fell 5-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Miller Park.

Cole battled his way through six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with ten strikeouts and two walks.  His mound opponent, Brent Suter, gave up two runs on three hits in three innings in a spot start for Milwaukee.

A solo homerun by Eric Thames in the bottom of the second inning put the Brewers in front 1-0.  Jordy Mercer’s groundout in the third tied the game and an RBI single by Jordan Luplow later in the inning gave the Bucs a 2-1 advantage.

The Brewers tagged Cole for four runs in the third inning. 

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Pirates Offense Stays Hot, Beat Brewers 9-6

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a lot of ups and downs this season.  Right now, they are on an upward swing…and in Miller Park, of all places.  The Pirates offense stayed hot tonight as they took down the Milwaukee Brewers by a 9-6 score for their third straight victory.

Tonight’s game featured an enticing pitching matchup between Jameson Taillon and Jimmy Nelson.  Unfortunately for those who love pitchers duels, neither starter was able to last beyond the fourth inning, as the offenses were hitting the ball hard and hitting in often.

Taillon gave up five runs on seven hits in three innings, while Nelson gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits in 3.2 innings...

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Liriano, Joyce Lead Pirates Over Brewers

After last night’s terrible performance by Jeff Locke in a 9-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates desperately needed a strong showing from their starting pitcher.  Tonight, Francisco Liriano did just that, putting forth one of his best starts of the season, as the Pirates beat the Brewers 5-3 in the rubber match of this three game series at PNC Park.

Liriano improved to 6-9 on the season, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits with 13 strikeouts and zero walks in 6.2 innings.  Neftali Feliz got the final out in the seventh, Tony Watson pitched a scoreless eighth, and Mark Melancon earned his 28th save of the season with an easy ninth.

The Pirates got on the board early against Milwaukee starter Matt Garza.  Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen drew one-out w...

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Harrison Walks Off, Pirates Beat Brewers 3-2

As the Pittsburgh Pirates enter the final two and half months of the 2016 season, they have a lot of ground to make up, not only in the division race but also in the hunt for the N.L. wild card.  And in order to make another playoff run this season, the Pirates need to beat inferior teams, such as the Milwaukee Brewers.  Tonight, despite a blown save, the Pirates found a way to win behind the heroic effort of Josh Harrison and Jameson Taillon.

Today was exciting day for Pittsburgh fans, as the Bucs welcomed back Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli to the lineup.  However, it was almost a disastrous evening for Taillon.   In the top of the second inning, the Bucs’ right hander took a line drive to the back of his head...

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Braun Powers Brewers Past Pirates

It’s been a tough week for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After starting 4-0 to begin the season, the Bucs had dropped five of their last six games, largely due to the lack of runs scored on offense and the ineffective bullpen.  The Pirates were hoping to get back on the right track tonight as they welcomed Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers to PNC Park for a three game series.

Unfortunately, the Pirates gave up some runs early, got back into the game, but the bullpen gave up a pair of costly homeruns, as the Brewers won game one of the series, 8-4.

Jeff Locke made the start tonight, and struggled with his control throughout the evening.  He ended up pitching 4.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits, seven walks, and four strikeouts.  Kyle Lobstein and Neftali Feliz ea...

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Pirates Bounce Back, Beat Brewers 6-3

It was a frustrating night for Pittsburgh Pirates fans last night. They fell behind early to the Milwaukee Brewers, battled their way back, but eventually let it slip away in 13 innings. Tonight, the Bucs had to battle their way back, but this time, they held on for a much needed 6-3 victory.

For the second straight game, the Brewers got off to the early lead on the Bucs. After Elian Herrera doubled with one out in the top of the first, Adam Lind hit a two run homerun to deep right center, and the Brewers led 2-0 early.

The Bucs answered in the bottom of the fourth inning. Josh Harrison led off with a single, and moved to second on a walk to Andrew McCutchen. Later in the inning, with two outs, Neil Walker was walked, loading the bases for Jordy Mercer, who reached on an infield single, sc...

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Brewers Beat Pirates In 13 Innings

The woes continue for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Milwaukee Brewers. After getting swept at Miller Park on their last road trip, the Bucs opened up a four game series with a 6-4 extra innings loss to their divisional foes at PNC Park.

A.J. Burnett returned to the Pirates rotation tonight, and struggled in the very first inning. After giving up a run on an RBI ground out by Ryan Braun, Burnett, gave up a two run homerun to Khris Davis. The Bucs trailed 3-0 before even coming to bat.

Slowly but surely, the Pirates chipped away. Neil Walker’s sacrifice fly scored Pedro Alvarez in the fifth inning, and Travis Snider forced a bases loaded walk in the seventh to cut the lead to 3-2. Andrew McCutchen’s solo homerun in the eighth inning tied the game.

Milwaukee and Pittsburgh traded run...

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Pirates Continue To Falter Against Brewers

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been a completely different team when playing against their own division, but for some reason it feels strange that they continue to play this badly against the Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh lost their fifth straight game to Milwaukee, with tonight’s final being 9-4.

The Brewers came out with Zach Davies making his Major League debut. Davies was unhittable through the first three innings, but a rough fourth inning would see him lifted with only one out. The Pirates were already down 3-0 entering the fourth, which is when Aramis Ramirez would tie the game with a three run home run.

That tie would not last long, as Milwaukee regained it in the bottom half of the inning with a two RBI single from Jonathan Lucroy...

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Brewers Beat Cole, Pirates 7-4

Gerrit Cole has been the Pittsburgh Pirates ace all season long. In fact, he has been so dominant throughout the season, he is on the short list of potential N.L. Cy Young candidates. But even the very best pitchers have off nights, and tonight was one of those games for Cole. The Buccos’ right hander struggled from the very beginning tonight as the Milwaukee Brewers won the opening game of this three game series by a final score of 7-4 at Miller Park.

From the first pitch of the first inning, Cole was not up to the high standard he and the rest of Pirates nation have come to expect, giving up five runs on eight hits. He lasted just four innings before being pulled for Jared Hughes, who tossed an inning, while Radhames Liz, recently called up from Triple A Indianapolis, pitched a pair of...

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