When Pirate catcher Michael McKenry doubled in the second inning, he was the first opposing player to collect an extra base hit against the Brewers since Saturday. McKenry and Andrew McCutchen (who hit a solo home run in the ninth) were the only players who stood between the Brewers and history tonight.
The Brewer franchise record for most consecutive games without allowing an extra base hit is three. It's been done six times, most recently almost exactly two years ago:
|2010||September 15||September 18||3||Astros, Giants|
|1991||September 4||September 7||3||Athletics, Angels|
|1989||May 31||June 2||3||Angels, Yankees|
|1987||August 26||August 28||3||Indians, Twins|
|1978||August 28||August 31||3||Tigers, Indians|
|1971||September 2||September 4||3||Royals, Angels|
The starting pitchers for the Brewers in the 2010 streak were Dave Bush, Randy Wolf and Yovani Gallardo.
Surprisingly, the Brewers went 1-2 during the 1991 streak despite allowing just three runs over three games.