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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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Brewers Hit Four Homers, Beat Bucs 8-3

After completing a sweep of the Kansas City Royals earlier in the week, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight at PNC Park looking to continue their strong play at home.  Unfortunately, the Bucs’ bullpen struggled tonight, as the Milwaukee Brewers scored six runs in the sixth inning and went on to a comfortable 8-3 victory.

Josh Bell’s solo homerun in the bottom of the first gave the Pirates an early 1-0 lead.  A two-out single by Ryan Braun in the top of the fourth tied the game, but Corey Dickerson blasted a two run homerun in the bottom of the inning to give them a 3-1 lead.

After a two hour 14 minute rain delay, the Brewers came back on the field on fire.  Jesus Guilar doubled home a run in the sixth inning, and scored on a two run homerun by Travis Shaw.  Mike Moustakas

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Archer, Pirates Fall To Brewers 7-4

When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Chris Archer at the trade deadline in July, they were in the thick of the National League Wild Card race so they were looking or help to help them during crunch time this season.  But they were also looking ahead as Archer is controlled beyond this season.  Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, Archer has struggled mightily since he put on a Pirates’ uniform, and that trend continued on Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Archer gave up four runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in five innings of work.  He fell to 4-8 on the season with the loss, and his ERA sits at 4.66.

The Pirates were able to score four runs on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to dig out of the hole they were left in the early and middle innings of the game.

Milwa...

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Wild Win, Pirates Complete Sweep Of Brewers

Five game sweeps are a rarity in MLB, mostly because five game series hardly ever happen in the modern game, but it happened today when the Pittsburgh Pirates came back in the tenth inning to win 7-6 over the Milwaukee Brewers.  It was a back and forth game, and an exciting way to head into the four-day All-Star break.

Joe Musgrove made the start today and pitched well through the first seven innings.  He would give up a solo home run to Travis Shaw in the second and an RBI single to Tyler Saladino in the sixth.  Musgrove was roughed up in the eighth and with two outs gave up a three-run triple to Brett Phillips.  His final line was 7.2 innings pitched, allowing five runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

The Pittsburgh offense got things started in the third when Core...

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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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Bullpen Falters, Pirates Lose 7-6

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...

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Pirates Rally To 4-3 Victory Over Brewers

There is no doubt that this first home stand after the All Star Break was going to be huge for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In many ways, these seven games against the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park will determine the direction of the remainder of the season.  So far, The Bucs are showing they still want to contend in 2017, as after they took two of three from the Cards over the weekend, they have won the first pair of games over the division-leading Brewers, including a 4-3 victory tonight.

Entering tonight’s game, the story was the return of Starling Marte, who was making his first appearance in a Pirates uniform since his 80 game suspension.  But after the game, that was the last thing on everyone’s mind...

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Polanco Shines In Defeat Of Brewers

It is officially that time of year where every series is the biggest of the season.  Technically that statement is true for the next four days.  The Pittsburgh Pirates opened the day seven games back of the Milwaukee Brewers going into their four-game series at PNC Park.  Pittsburgh would close that gap to six after a come from behind 4-2 victory tonight.

Chad Kuhl appears to be finding his way.  After a rough go of things during the better part of the first half of the season, he is starting to look like the pitcher he was last year.  He threw 5.2 innings allowing two runs on four hits, with three walks and a career high seven strikeouts.  Kuhl would even take out Milwaukee catcher Stephen Vogt on a collision at the plate in the fifth inning.

The Brewers collected their first run on...

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Pirates Fail To Sweep, Lose 6-2

After an encouraging start last time out on the mound, Tyler Glasnow took the field today for the Pittsburgh Pirates, looking to help complete the three game series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park.  Unfortunately, the defense behind Glasnow faltered multiple times throughout the afternoon, and the Brewers used the long ball to earn a 6-2 victory.

This may have been Glasnow’s best start yet, as the right hander battled his way through 6.1 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts.  He fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss.  The Bucs had trouble solving Brewers’ starter Zach Davies for most of the afternoon, who gave up two runs on four hits through 5.2 innings.

The Brewers got on the board in the top of the third inning, th...

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