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No momentum here: Brewers blasted by Pirates 9-1

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Three different pitchers allowed three runs.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

WP: Jameson Taillon (10-9)
LP: Jhoulys Chacin (13-5)

HR: Adam Frazier (6), Christian Yelich (23)

Box Score

There’s a saying in baseball. Here’s the general idea of it: Momentum goes only as far as the next day’s starter. Unfortunately for the Brewers, their momentum from last night didn’t carry over.

They did manage to grab an early lead over the Pirates thanks to a home run from Christian Yelich home run. That’s all the offense that the team could manage, though. Six different runners had a hit, but that was it for offense. They didn’t draw a walk, and had 11 strikeouts in the game.

Meanwhile, Jhoulys Chacin had a good start today. Through six innings, he had allowed seven hits and walked two, but only allowed one run, so the Brewers were still in it. He came back out for the seventh, and walked two and allowed a double to start the inning. Dan Jennings came in after that, and allowed just one hit. Unfortunately, that scored two to make it a 3-1 game.

It went downhill from there. Taylor Williams walked Josh Harrison and then allowed a double to Colin Moran to start the inning, and then Adam Frazier homered to make it a 6-1 game. Matt Albers came in for the ninth and that inning went badly. A walk, two singles, and a double increased the Pirates lead to 9-1, which is where the game ended.

There’s not much positive to take from this one. Manny Pina did catch Starling Marte stealing in the third inning. Plus, they didn’t have to use much more of their bullpen. That was about it, though.

The Brewers can still take this series against the Pirates with a win in the final game tomorrow afternoon. Chase Anderson will face Chris Archer in the final game of the series. First pitch is at 1:10 pm.