The Milwaukee Brewers were trying to win their fourth straight series this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unfortunately it was not to be. Freddy Peralta got the start for the Brew Crew while Chad Kuhl toed the rubber for Pittsburgh.
The Brewers struck quickly in the first inning. With one out in the bottom of the first, Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo shot off the Toyota sign in center field. The Brewers would add a second run on a Travis Shaw double that drove in Avisail Garcia.
With a 2-0 lead and Freddy Peralta on the mound, things were looking good early. That all changed quickly in the top of the third. With two outs in the inning, Peralta issued a walk to Phillip Evans on four pitches. Evans reached third on a double to right by Bryan Reynolds. Going the other way, Colin Moran hit a home run just over the left centerfield wall to make things 3-2.
The Brewers tied things up quickly. In the bottom half of the third inning, Avi Garcia hit his third homer of the season that cleared the right-center field wall.
Things remained tied until the seventh inning. In the top of the inning, Adam Frazier led things off with a single. That was followed by a 2-run second decker by Bryan Reynolds.
Bryan Reynolds just hit a ball to the moon. pic.twitter.com/A0u93ZcOmi— Pirates (@Pirates) April 18, 2021
Milwaukee returned the favor in the bottom of the seventh. Jackie Bradley Jr. singled on a bunt, and then Vogelbach did it again. The big man took Chris Stratton just over the centerfield wall to tie the game once again.
This game would go into extras, and with the extra man on second base in the top of the tenth, Colin Moran came through again for Pittsburgh. This time with a double that would put the Pirates ahead 6-5. That score would stand as Milwaukee went down 1-2-3 to end the game.
Milwaukee heads to the west coast to face the San Diego Padres tomorrow night. Brandon Woodruff faces off with Joe Musgrove. Tomorrow’s game will be a late one as first pitch is scheduled for 9:10 CT. The game can be seen on Bally Sports Wisconsin and heard on WTMJ 620 and the Brewers Radio Network.