The Brewers are sending road warrior Chris Narveson to the bump to break the losing streak. He is 4-0 in 20 games allowing 25 earned runs in 48 innings pitched. This season he is 3-0 on the road with eight earned runs in 17 innings pitched. He has made two starts on the road this year.
I Wanna Be Sedated: The Brewers are banged up. All of the following players are on the 15-day disabled list: 3B Mat Gamel has a shoulder, RHP Josh Butler has an elbow, RHP LaTroy Hawkins has a shoulder, OF Carlos Gomez has rotator cuff in his left arm, OF Jim Edmonds has an oblique strain and finally LHP Doug Davis heart hurts.
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Something Smells Like Shit! In the last 27.1 innings the Milwaukee bullpen has pitched, they have allowed 34 earned runs. If Coffey ever pitches we know what to expect after checking out these charts.
Memories Last a Lifetime:
Andrew McCutchen and Andy LaRoche have homered off LHP Chris Narveson this season. The Brewers starter tonight allowed three hits to McCutchen on April 28. He left the game after throwing 102 pitches. Narveson allowed five hits in his five innings of work. He gave up three earned runs, struck out six and walked two. He had a 4-3 lead but the Brewers blew the save and the Bucs won the game 6-5. It was awesome. Right Mr. Macha?
McCutchen has reached base safely in 15 of his 18 games played at PNC Park.
Javier Lopez has allowed just one of his inherited runners to score. Best in the game. He has given up one hit in his last five innings worked.
The Pirates have given us some cool memories in the past six games. The Bucs have been winners in four of those games. It’s a stretch of 20 games played in 20 consecutive days.
Swing and Miss Pen: The Bucs relievers lead the league with 142 strikeouts in 148.2 innings pitched. Is it Kerrigan or is it the players? Gotta be the players I think.
Ughhhh…. Pirate starter Paul Maholm has had some rough times against the Brewers recently losing five of his past six starts. On April 28, Maholm went seven innings, threw 112 pitches, but didn’t factor into the win or loss column
Jack Taschner has a sore hammy. Ahh, genius.
BucsProspects.com: Good link to Gill’s story on the Bucs average defense.
Enjoy the game guys.