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What We Learned: Brewers get swept over the weekend in Pittsburgh

After starting the series off with a win Thursday, the Brewers lost three straight to finish their series against the Pirates. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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This Weekend's Results

Pirates 6, Brewers 3

Friday started out promising before completely falling apart. The Brewers got a 2-0 lead on an Adam Lind home run, and Jimmy Nelson started off with three good innings. After that, it just went downhill. Nelson ended up giving up four runs, and David Goforth gave up another two. After the Lind home run, the only other offense the Brewers could muster was an RBI double in the eighth by Hernan Perez.

Pirates 10, Brewers 2

It was just a bad day overall for the Brewers. Zach Davies got hit for six runs in 3 2/3 innings, and Cesar Jimenez allowed another four runs in an inning of work. The offense was silenced for the first six innings before managing to record single runs in the seventh and eighth innings, but it barely made a dent in the Pirates lead at that point.

Pirates 7, Brewers 6

It looked like the Brewers could get a series split on Sunday. They had a 6-1 lead after 3 1/2 innings and had already got to the Pirates bullpen. Jason Rogers, Khris Davis, and Elian Herrera each contributed to the offense with RBI hits. However, the Pirates put together a comeback. They scored another three runs of of Taylor Jungmann in the fourth inning, giving the starter a day of four runs allowed in six innings. However, Jeremy Jeffress couldn't hold the lead and allowed the tying runs to score. The game went into extra innings, and in the eleventh, a single from Josh Harrison won the game for the Pirates.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Biloxi Shuckers AA 3-0 Southern League Division Series
Friday: Biloxi 6, Pensacola 0
Saturday: Biloxi 7, Pensacola 5
Championship Series begins
September 16
NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 89 54
Pirates 86 56
Cubs 82 60
Brewers 62 81
Reds 60 82
  • Cardinals @ Reds
    Reds 4, Cardinals 2
    Saturday: Reds 5, Cardinals 1
    Sunday: Cardinals 9, Reds 2
  • Cubs @ Phillies
    Friday: Cubs 5, Phillies 1
    Friday: Cubs 7, Phillies 3
    Saturday: Phillies 7, Cubs 5
    Sunday: Phillies 7, Cubs 4

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Keyvius Sampson) @ Giants (Tim Hudson) - 9:15 pm
  • Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs all have the day off.
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Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off. They return home to Miller Park tomorrow to open a three-game series against the Cardinals.