Pirates Morning Report

FINAL SCORE: PIRATES 1 BREWERS 3

WHY THE PIRATES LOST: IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TYPE OF GAME, WHERE NEITHER TEAM COULD HIT, THE PIRATES TURNED IT INTO AN ART FORM, GETTING ONLY ONE HIT AND SCORING THEIR ONLY RUN ON A DOUBLE PLAY BALL. THE DEFENSE ALLOWED THE TYING RUN TO SCORE. SAM HOWARD SHOWED EVERYBODY HOW NOT TO PITCH. COMING ON IN THE TOP OF THE NINTH WITH ONE OUT, HE PROMPTLY HIT THE FIRST BATTER, GETS ONE OUT, THEN WALKS THE NEXT 3 BATTERS TO MAKE THE SCORE 3-1. WHY HE WAS ALLOWED TO WALK THAT MANY BATTERS IN A ROW IN A CLOSE GAME, ONLY THE SHELTON KNOWS. JOSH HADER PITCHED THE NINTH FOR THE BREWERS, WHILE OUR TOP TWO RELIEVERS SAT COMFORTABLY IN BULLPEN OF A ONE RUN GAME. ONE TEAM TRYING TO WIN GAMES AND ANOTHER TEAM NOT. I’LL LET YOU GUESS

KEY PLAY OF THE GAME: TOP OF THE SIXTH, THE PIRATES HAD FIRST AND THIRD WITH NOBODY OUT AND KE’BRYAN HAYES GROUNDED INTO A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE PLAY. EVEN THOUGH RUNS WERE HARD TO COME BY, THE BREWERS WERE WILLING TO GIVE UP THE RUN, BECAUSE THEY KNEW THE MOVES THAT SHELTON WAS GOING TO DO THE REST OF THE GAME.

NEXT GAME: TODAY, BREWERS IN PITTSBURGH. THIS LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE YEARS THAT THE BREWERS COULD BE DOMINATING THE PIRATES. THEY HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE. LAST NIGHTS LINE UP LOOKED GOOD ON PAPER BUT DID NOT WORK OUT. TODAYS SHOULD BE INTERESTING.

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