Milwaukee and Pittsburgh waited through a pair of rain delays and eventually, the Brewers pulled out a 2-0 win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh in the series opener on Monday night.
The two teams played much of the game through rain and sat through a pair of delays that totaled 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Jimmy Nelson, who has made it a habit to struggle in the first inning, set the Pirates down 1-2-3 in the first last night. He went on to pitch six shutout innings, allowing just four hits in posting his third victory (3-6) of the season.
Nelson out-dueled Pittsburgh’s A.J. Burnett, who had won six straight starts entering play. Burnett went seven innings and allowed one run on five hits.
The Brewers bullpen was perfect again. Jonathan Broxton pitched out of trouble in the seventh, Jeremy Jeffress took care of the 8th and Francisco Rodriguez closed out the Pirates in the 9th for his 11th save of the season and 359th of his career.
The Brewers are going to the minors again for tonight’s starting pitcher. Taylor Jungmann comes from Class AAA Colorado Springs to make his major league debut in game two of the series.