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Pirates Brewers: Carlos Gomez Expects ‘More Intensity’ From Pirates


In looking ahead at another Pirates Brewers series, we think a big reason the Pittsburgh Pirates are swimming upstream in the sewage of a disappointing start to the 2014 season is because of the Milwaukee Brewers.  The Brew Crew has taken six of the seven games played between the two teams.  Last month when the teams played at Miller Park, the Brew Crew swept the Bucs.

So yeh, Pirates Brewers series typically bring out the best in the Brewers.  And right on cue, the series marks the return of the Bucs Killer Ryan Braun.

The Brewers will be  leaning on Braun tonight with Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez out of action.  Of course, Gomez is doing the suspension thing and might not play at all in the series.  The Brewers slugging third baseman and ex-Bucco, Ramirez looks to be headed to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

The Brewers went 6-8 without Braun, but the team put up wins over the Yankees with some big help from some members of the club who have struggled recently.  The big producer was Rickie Weeks who will certainly be in action during the series.

The Pirates starters will be BAMF Gerrit Cole tonight, and then left-hander Francisco Liriano and for some unknown reason, Wandy Rodriguez gets the final start on getaway day.

Nothing beats a good quote from Gomez to get the blood boiling, but in this case, we trust he is right.

“I think they’re going to come with more intensity,” Gomez acknowledged. “I think it’s good for the Pirates and it’s good for us. You just come with more intensity in the game. Just play right and be clean and I think we’ll be fine when all the emotion (is gone). They’re going to come after us. They want to beat us bad and we want to do the same.

“It’s good, competitive stuff.”


Pirates Brewers series usually bring out the best in the Brewers.

Pirates Brewers series usually bring out the best in the Brewers.

Also in the NL Central… how bout the Cardinals getting home late and just like we thought, they got right to work…ugh, wait.  They got wiped out by the Chicago Cubs.

 

 

 

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  • JBubs

    The losses were close with 2 being blown saves, so it easily could have been a 3-4 split. The Pirates no longer have any reason to be in awe of anyone, particularly the Brewers. This time I am confident the Pirates can come away with a successful series twice noted, meaning a series win and seeing that Carlos Gomez gets his due. Should be fun.

    • rumbunter

      True. But with Wandy tossing game three it’s almost like the Bucs have to win the first two and the Brewers gave NY all they could handle. Blows my mind how Wandy earned a start in this series

    • JBubs

      The fact is, “Wandy Rodriguez” and “more intensity” seem to be polar opposite concepts.

  • Ron Loreski

    On Thursday, its very likely the Pirates will have Wandy, Clint Barmes, Chris Stewart, and Jaff Decker in the starting lineup. Talk about intensity..