A Series of Unfortunate Errors in the Seventh Inning Results in Brewers Loss to Pirates 6-4

I think this picture sums up how many of us feel.

WP: Kevin Correia (6-6)
LP: Kameron Loe (4-3)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (24)

HR: Andrew McCutchen (20), Casey McGehee (7)

MVP: Corey Hart (+.205)
LVP: Kameron Loe (-.339)

Win Expectancy Graph, Star of the Game Voting, and Box Score

The Brewers got on the board first tonight in the second inning thanks to a Corey Hart RBI triple and a Rickie Weeks RBI groundout. That put them up 2-0. The Pirates tied it up in the next inning with a two run home run from Andrew McCutchen. The Brewers got back on top in the bottom of the third inning with an error by Pedro Alvarez and a sacrifice fly from Corey Hart.

Marco Estrada didn't have his greatest game but gave the Brewers what they needed at the time. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and a walk. He also struck out eleven in the game.

Unfortunately, the bullpen then came into play. Kameron Loe pitched the end of the sixth inning and then came back out for the seventh. He allowed a single to Clint Barmes to start the inning, who advanced to second on a throwing error from Ryan Braun. Then, Josh Harrison put down a sacrifice bunt to get Barmes to third, but a throwing error by Loe now only allowed Harrison to reach base, but Barmes to score and tie the game at 4-4. Loe then struck out Drew Sutton, but followed it with a single to Neil Walker that got Harrison to third base. Next up was McCutchen, who drew a four-pitch walk. On the fourth pitch, Martin Maldonado missed the ball and it deflected off his glove to the backstop, allowing Harrison to score and give the Pirates the lead at 5-4. Manny Parra came in and shut the Pirates down for the rest of the inning, but it was too late at that point.

Tyler Thornburg made his bullpen debut in the eighth inning and immediately allowed a home run to Casey McGehee to make it 6-4. He was a little shaky after that but kept the Pirates off the board, throwing a total of two innings and only allowing the one run of the McGehee home run. He also allowed two walks, but had three strikeouts.

The Brewers did have a chance to tie it or take the lead in the last three innings but couldn't get any more runs across. They left runners on first and third in the seventh and first and second in the eighth. Nyjer Morgan got to second base in the ninth, but Travis Ishikawa struck out to end the game.

The Brewers still have a chance to take the series tomorrow afternoon. It will be A.J. Burnett vs. Yovani Gallardo. First pitch is at 1:10 pm.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker