WP: Juan Nicasio (2-1)
LP: Zach Davies (0-1)
HR: Andrew McCutchen (2), Sean Rodriguez (1)
As much as we hope we don't have to watch more games like this one this season, this may be closer to the norm for the Brewers.
Here's some stats following today's game. The Brewers have now allowed 68 runs in 12 games, which is the worst in all of MLB. Their runs scored at 39 is in the bottom third of the league at least, most likely bottom five pending the other games today. Their Pythagorean win-loss total is at 3-9, and that's tied with the Twins for worst in the league (also pending the outcome of the Twins game). In short, the Brewers have actually been lucky so far, and their record will likely come crashing down soon.
Let's discuss today's game for a little bit. First, the pitching. It didn't look very good. In his first start of the year for the Brewers, Zach Davies allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks. He didn't record a strikeout today. He might have been unlucky with some of the hits, but even if that's the case, it wasn't a good day for him. Meanwhile, the bullpen didn't fare much better. Chris Capuano allowed a run in two innings of work, as well as three hits and three walks. Carlos Torres allowed two runs in 1.2 innings. Tyler Cravy and Blaine Boyer had scoreless appearances, but Cravy allowed a hit and Boyer allowed two hits and a walk. Only Sam Freeman had a perfect day, but he only faced one batter. In total, the Pirates had 17 hits and 8 walks against the Brewers pitchers.
Meanwhile, the Brewers offense didn't have a bad day, but they had little chance to make up the difference. Six different batters recorded singles, and Domingo Santana reached base three times. All of their runs came in the fourth inning, where three singles and two walks scored three runs.
Next up for the Brewers is a four-game series against the Twins split with two on the road and then two at home. Tomorrow's start will feature Chase Anderson and his 0.00 ERA against Phil Hughes. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.