The Brewers Are Back. Sweep Pirates.
By Tom Smith
Attention Major League Baseball: The Milwaukee Brewers are back. The Pittsburgh Pirates returned to Milwaukee this weekend and were treated as they were before last season’s magical run to Major League Baseballs postseason. The Brew Crew swept the Bucs and have now won nine straight games.
Sure it’s just 12 games into the season, but the Brewers have the best record in baseball at ten wins and two losses after sweeping Pennsylvania’s baseball team.
Everyone was talking about the return of PED abuser Ryan Braun, but it was the Brewers pitching staff that silenced the home run happy Pirates. Today’s starter Kyle Lohse was the latest Brewer to shut down the Bucs. The right hander nearly had baseball’s second complete game, but was pulled after giving up just one run in 8.2 innings.
With a Milwaukee bullpen in need of a break, Lohse gave it. He was coming off a shaky start against the Phillies, but the 35-year old bounced back at the wrong time for Pittsburgh as he put up nine strikeouts.
The concerns about the Pirates offense are growing after this series. Charlie Morton gave the team another solid start, but it wasn’t enough. Just a brutal, frustrating game to watch. It’s early. It’s early. It’s early. Say it with me.
The series came down to this for us, the Pirates made mistakes. The Brewers didn’t make as many.
The Bucs head to Cincy for a three game set against the struggling Reds. Thank God.