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...Read More