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Result: Pirates win 6-3
Winning Pitcher: Charlie Morton (9-7, 4.02ERA)
Losing Pitcher: Jimmy Nelson (11-12, 3.95ERA)
Save: Mark Melancon (45, 2.06ERA)
- What went right:
- Charlie Morton was pretty good on the mound. He went six innings, allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two. He never let the Brewers batters get overly settled in.
- Chris Stewart had maybe his best offensive game as a Pirate. He went 3-4 with three RBI. He also showed off his speed by beating out a bunt single.
- The formula of Tony Watson and Mark Melancon continued to be dominant as they shut the Brewers down in the eighth and ninth innings.
- We also continued to be Gung-ho for Jung Ho Kang as he went 1-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
- What went wrong:
- Josh Harrison grounded into a double play in the first inning.
- Aramis Ramirez committed another error while trying to underhand toss to a pitcher covering first base. Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco also committed errors. Relatively sloppy defensive game by the Pirates.
- Adam Lind haunted the Pirates again. He went 1-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and a run scored.
- Logan Schafer went 2-3 on the day.
Pirates didn’t play their best game by any means, but they were able to bounce back and get the win against the ever annoying Milwaukee Brewers to even the series. They looked to gain the advantage in the series with Mr. Popular on the mound.
Next: Game Three: Locke vs. Davies