Brewers Take Down Pirates…..Again

by Zane Heiple

Photo by AP

The Pittsburgh Pirates are flat out bad when they play the Milwaukee Brewers and Friday night’s game did nothing to prove this statement false.  The Buccos never led in this game and even when they did get close terrible defensive mistakes allowed the Brew Crew to make this another easy win for them.

The Brewers jumped out to a four run lead when they chased Paul Maholm from the game after the fifth inning after allowing three earned runs on seven hits.  He did not walk or strike out a batter which means that Milwaukee was patient at the plate and hit the ball when placed in the strike zone.

The Pirates scored two runs in the eighth inning to give fans a little hope that maybe a comeback was on the horizon.  Michael McKenry would double home Ronny Cedeno.  After a Ryan Doumit strikeout, Andrew McCutchen would bring the Fort home on a ground rule double.  This would be all the offense that Pittsburgh would bring to the park, as the Brew Crew made this a laugher in the bottom part of the inning.

After Jason Grilli pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Maholm, Joe Beimel would come out of the pen and serve up to gifts to the first two batters he faced.  Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder do not need any help hitting home runs, but Beimel was in a giving mood on this night as these two Brewers would hit back to back home runs of Joe, sending him to the showers after facing two batters and not getting an out.  The final run came off of a Jonathan Lucroy single, which gave Milwaukee a 7-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

This was a game that felt like the Brewers were toying with the Pirates just to embarrass them again in the eighth inning.  Pittsburgh will get attempt number two of three to figure out Milwaukee in a nationally televised game this afternoon.  Kevin Coreia will take the hill for the Buccos, while the Brew Crew will send Marco Estrada to the bump.  First pitch scheduled for 4:10pm on FOX.

Record vs. Brewers:  0-6
Record vs. N.L. Central:  25-21
Record on the Road:  30-29
Overall Record:  56-61


As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!!!

Zane Heiple

Zane is Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands and a weekly contributor for Armchair Report on NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA related topics. He's also the smartest man in the world. Just ask him.

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