Diary of a long suffering Pirates fan: Games 23-26. How do we keep losing to these guys?

Could of should of been a sweep of Brewers; instead it's an unsatisfying split
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Rowdy Tellez is having a bad week. 

In his last 7 games, Tellez is batting .053 with a .143 on base percentage.  He has no extra base hits.

On Wednesday, it was his error that helped start the 3rd inning that jump-started Milwaukee’s 3-run rally.  The Brewers would go on to win the game 3 to 2.

On Thursday, he was not charged with any errors, but he made two fielding gaffes in the game.  In the seventh inning, he failed to touch first base on a throw from third baseman Jared Triolo, which went as a single instead of an error.  Although that non-error extended the inning, it did not result in a run.

But earlier in the game, in the 3rd inning, the Pirates had William Contreras potentially caught in a rundown between home and third.  Tellez had cut off a throw from the outfield on a hit and had Contreras dead to right at third, except that he took too long to throw the ball to third.  And by the time he did, Contreras had scampered back to third safely.  In watching the play on instant replay,  I’m still not sure if he just couldn’t get it out of his glove or simply didn’t process fast enough that he needed to throw the ball to third.  Either way, Contreras got back to third and the next batter, Rhys Hoskins, singled to tie the game.