Brewer pitchers hold on to big lead as they crush Pirates 8-1Wisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Pirates in Pittsburgh last night, 8-1.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Pirates in Pittsburgh last night, 8-1.
The Brewers scored three times in each of the first two innings, which made for a short night for Pirates starter Charlie Morton. He gave up six runs – five earned – on six hits and three walks in just one-inning-plus. The loss dropped him to 0-and-3.
Corey Hart hit a solo homer, and Rickie Weeks belted a run-scoring triple. Both had two RBI’s on the night, as did Ryan Braun and Casey McGehee. Dave Bush won his first decision in three starts, throwing seven scoreless innings with three hits, four walks, and two strikeouts. Bush is now 4-and-4 in 13 career games against the Pirates. Andrew McCutcheon went 3-for-4 for Pittsburgh, and Lastings Milledge doubled home Pittsburgh’s only run in the eighth. The Pirates went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Milwaukee has now won 34 of its last 46 games against Pittsburgh. The Brewers have won two straight, and they’re 3-and-4 on their nine-game road trip. Milwaukee and the Pirates will play again tonight at PNC Park. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will face Pirates’ left-hander Zach Duke.
Brewers’ catching prospect Jonathan Lucroy has been promoted from Double-“A” Huntsville to Triple-“A” Nashville. Lucroy led the Southern League with a .452 batting average, but that’s not why he moved up. He’s replacing Nashville catcher Angel Salome, who’s on a second leave of absence to be with his wife who’s about to have a baby.