The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates met for the first game of a double header this afternoon. Coming off a 4-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs, the hope was that Milwaukee could have similar results against Pittsburgh. Unfortunately that was not the case.
It looked like it would be the case early however. Leading off the game, Kolten Wong crushed his 9th home run of the season.
Milwaukee would put two more on the board in the top of the second. Rowdy Tellez started the inning off with a single, and he would advance to third on a double by Tyrone Taylor. Jackie Bradley Jr. would reach on a fielder’s choice that saw Taylor eliminated from the base paths. Tellez would eventually score from third on a wild pitch by Pirates’ starter, Bryse Wilson. JBJ scampered to second and would come around to score on an RBI single by Manny Pina.
In the bottom of the third, Pittsburgh put a 4-spot on the board that began with a sharp double by Kevin Newman. That was followed by a lot of softly hit balls that turned into hits. The result was a big inning.
The Brewers tied the game back up in the top of the fourth. Tyrone Taylor launched his 10th home run of the season to make it 4-4.
That would be all the scoring the Brewers would do in this one unfortunately. And those softly hit balls we referenced in the 3rd inning became hard hit balls in the bottom of the fourth. Gregory Polanco got things going with a single, and was followed by Kevin Newman who crushed a double just outside the reach of JBJ. Polanco scored on a single by Jon Nogowski, and Newman scored on a single by Ke’Bryan Hayes.
The Pirates scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth. After singling the Brewers to death for a while, Bryan Reynolds offered a coup de grace when he crushed his 21st of the season. The Pirates scored two more in the bottom of the sixth to end the route of Milwaukee.
Hopefully the second game of the twin bill works out better for the Brewers. Aaron Ashby will get the ball to start for Milwaukee and Mitch Keller will do the same for Pittsburgh. Game time is scheduled for 6:05 CT. Listen on WTMJ 620 as well as the Brewers Radio Network. Watch on Bally Sports Wisconsin