by Zane Heiple
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After being beaten easily in game one of the doubleheader, the Pittsburgh Pirates had little time feel bad for themselves, as they only had 30 minutes to prepare for game two against the Milwaukee Brewers. The pitching matchup in this game looked to heavily favor Milwaukee as they would send former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to the mound to take Brad Lincoln, who was making only his second start of the season.
Lincoln held his own tonight against a very formidable Milwaukee lineup. He would go six innings allowing two runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout. Daniel McCutchen would replace Lincoln in the seventh and keep the Brewers off the board in an inning of work.
Recently called up Chris Leroux, who took the place of Kevin Correia on the 25-man roster after he headed to the DL today, finished off the last two innings to give Pittsburgh their first win over the Brew Crew in 2011. This was a huge win for the Pirates since Milwaukee has owned them over the past few seasons. It was great to see the Buccos capitalize on another teams mistakes and come up with a big inning like they did during the seventh inning tonight. That being said though, Pittsburgh has two more games left with Milwaukee in this series and they don’t want to let the Brewers gain any momentum back after this win. Tomorrow’s game will begin at 7:05pm with the Brew Crew starting Marco Estrada and Pittsburgh sending Ross Ohlendorf to the mound for his first start since early April.
Record vs. N.L. Central: 29-27
Record at PNC Park: 30-36
Overall Record: 60-67
Let’s Go Bucs!!!