Last weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three game series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. On Friday, the Brewers got some revenge, routing the Pirates by a 9-1 score at Miller Park.
Derek Holland was roughed up on Friday, giving up eighth runs on six hits and four walks in five innings of work. It was not his finest performance on the mound, with his ERA ballooning to 7.62 on the season.
A solo homerun by Jedd Gyorko in the bottom of the first put the Brewers in front early. They added three runs in the bottom of the third on a three run homerun by Ryan Braun.
A two run homer by Jacob Nottingham in the fourth and a two run double by Mark Mathias in the fifth made it an 8-0 blowout. The Pirates’ lone run came off the bat of a solo homerun by JT Riddle in the top of the seventh. But a homerun by Gyorko, his second of the game, made it a 9-1 score, which would be the final.
This was certainly not the way the Pirates wanted to start this weekend. After playing very well against the Brewers last weekend and coming off a doubleheader “sweep” of the St. Louis Cardinals, it was hoped that they could carry that momentum into this weekend.
JT Brubaker will take the mound for Pittsburgh on Saturday in the game of this series against Brett Anderson for Milwaukee.
Record vs. Brewers: 4-3
Record vs. N.L. Central: 8-9
Record on the Road: 4-11
Overall Record: 9-20
Let’s Go Bucs!