Final Score: Pirates 8 Brewers 7
Why The Pirates Won: Surprisingly, the Pirates bats have come alive, and even with the pitchers folding up, the Pirates managed another 8-7 win. In the last two games the Pirates have given up 14 runs, 28 hits, and 9 walks. The Pirates won both games. I would consider that a miracle. Michael Perez was the star with a 3 home run game and the final one proved to be the difference. This recent home run surge by the Pirates have moved them up to 13th in the league. It may be the only stat that the Pirates are above the league average. J. T. Brubaker hung tough for 6 innings to get his 2nd win in a row. David Bedner was very shaky again, giving up 3 runs in the 9th, to make things way more exciting than necessary. This gave Yerry De Los Santos another save opportunity and he came through in the clutch. I expect to see Bedner on the IL soon. Another nail-biting win for the Pirates.
Key Moment of The Game: Every time Michael Perez came to bat. Going into the game he had 3 home runs and 6 rbi’s. In this game he had 3 home runs and 5 rbi’s. Talk about an unexpected pleasure.
Next Game: Tonight, Brewers in Pittsburgh. Contreras vs. Burnes. It’s a good bet there will not be 15 runs scored tomorrow. The Pirates have the long ball going and Corbin Burnes is prone to throw a few gopher balls. The Yu Chang era came to end as the Pirates did DFA him yesterday. I will miss him. Next to The Turtle, he was my favorite player. Right now, the Pirates do not have a player on the team that is a total waste of cells. Shelton is completely dumbfounded on what to do. He has been heard muttering, when will Yoshi return. I am sure the bullpen will bail him out and continue to stink.