The Milwaukee Brewers managed just 6-hits (all singles) last night and fell to the
Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 at PNC Park. It’s the third straight loss to the Pirates after the Brewers won the series opener on Monday.
The Brewers continued their offensive struggles, especially in the clutch. They’re 2 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the last 3-games. Milwaukee has managed to score three runs in the last 23 innings.
The Brewers have dropped 12 of their last 14 games and their 16-23 record is the worst mark in the Central Division.
The Brewers only run came in the first inning. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy singled home Jean Segura to put the Brewers on top 1-0. That lead held until the 4th inning when the Pirates got a run scoring double from Clint Barmes to tie the game.
The Pirates went up 3-1 when Travis Snider crushed a 458 foot home run that settled in the Allegheny River. The Pirates then blew the game open with 4 runs in the 6th inning.
The Brewers are now 1-6 on their road trip and it’s not over. They have three games left, starting tonight in St. Louis against the Cardinals.
Rodriguez off to a good start
Reliever Francisco Rodriguez got off to a good start with the Brewers after being added to the roster this week.
K-Rod worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning, striking out 1 batter. He still holds the Major League season record with 62 saves in 2008 and has 294 for his career.