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.
AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on his teams lack of offense :14
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.