It was a rough day for the Milwaukee Brewers, to put it in the nicest terms.
After the bats went silent on Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, it didn’t seem like they were going to do much going into Saturday’s game. Fans had hope, but in the end, the hope was crushed. The Brewers lost game two against the Pirates in an embarrassing 12-5 deficit.
Where the Mess Started…
The Pirates collected 14 hits for the second straight day, bringing them to a two-game win streak, something that hadn’t happened since September of 2019. Adam Frazier and Jacob Stalings both homered and drove in three runs, while Gregory Polanco had a home run and a double. Colin Moran doubled three times and Erik Gonzalez helped out the Pirates by chipping in a two-run double in the seventh inning.
In his 300th major league appearance, Derek Holland (1-1) only allowed one run and four hits in his five innings of work. Their offense is the worst in the national league, yet somehow they were able to overcome and get a total of 19 runs over the last two days against the third place Milwaukee Brewers.
Josh Lindblom allowed three runs, six hits, and one walk with four strikeouts in his five innings of work. He was relieved by Brent Suter, who gave up a home run to Adam Frazier on his first pitch.
Our Messy Offense
Jedd Gyorko was able to get a home run off of Holland in the fourth inning, tying the Brewers with the Pirates at one run each, but that was quickly overturned when the Pirates offense woke up and practically embarrassed our bullpen.
Keston Hiura blasted a three-run homer off of reliever Dovydas Neverauskas, bringing Milwaukee within three runs. But the Pirates fought back in the bottom of the seventh, sending nine runners to the plate.
This is the third straight loss for Milwaukee and fourth overall on this 10-game road trip, which happens to be the longest of the season. It was understandable to see how the Brewers could lose two games to the Minnesota Twins; they’re the best in the AL Central and their offense is crazy. But when it comes to the Pittsburgh Pirates? With their record? We thought that the Brewers had this in the bag. Clearly not. It also didn’t help that Angel Hernandez was behind home plate calling the shots, because they were god-awful.
The Brewers will face the Pirates one more time on Sunday, ending their 10-game road trip before going back home to face the Reds and then they will welcome the Pirates to Miller Park. Corbin Burnes will take the mound for the Crew and JT Brubaker (0-0, 4.91 ERA) for the Pirates. You can watch that game on Fox Sports Wisconsin or listen in on 620 WTMJ Radio. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 pm CDT.