The Milwaukee Brewers continue to search for the consistency necessary to win games. At the start of their shortened 60-game season, the pitching was good and the hitting was almost missing in action. The offense, while inconsistent, was starting to come around a little bit and now both the offense and the pitching is failing them.
That formula continued on Saturday in Pittsburgh, where the Brewers fell to the Pirates 12-5. That’s three straight losses and four out of the last five on the road trip. They’ll try to salvage a .500 record on the 10-game road trip, if they can avoid a sweep against the Pirates.
The Brewers struggle to hit and score runs was on full display in the third innings. After Mark Mathias led off with a double, he advanced to third on an errant pickoff throw by pitcher Derek Holland. With nobody out, Orlando Arcia struck out, Ryan Braun popped out and Christian Yelich grounded out.
The Brewers finally put a run on the board against Holland in the fourth when Jedd Gyorko hit a deep home run to left field to tie the score 1-1. [Read more…]