Embarassment For Pittsburgh, As Brewers Crush Pirates 20-0

Jason KimCorrespondent IApril 22, 2010

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 20: Alcides Escobar #21, Corey Hart #1, Jim Edmonds #15, and Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers congratulate each other after beating of the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on April 20, 2010 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Pirates pitcher Daniel McCutchen entered the game with an ERA of 14.73, hoping for a lower ERA by the end of the day. As he exited after 3 2/3 innings, it just so happened that his ERA had not changed, allowing 6 runs and 8 hits to the strong offensive team that day: the Brewers.

When the smoke cleared out of this entire mess, the scoreboard read: Brewers 20, Pirates 0. It was pretty clear it turned out ugly.

For Brewers fans, it was a very satisfying day. For Pirates fans, another loss and an embarrassment. For baseball fans, they probably changed the channel in the 7th inning as it was obvious the Brewers were going to win. 

Starting pitcher for the Brewers, Randy Wolf, pitched a quality start, going 6 innings without allowing a run. It was Wolf's second win of the season.

But pitching didn't matter for the Brew Krew in this one, as they STILL would have won if they had allowed 19 runs. 

The box score for them was full of numbers.

Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSO#PAVGOBPSLG
R Weeks 2B74310122.339.473.610
C Gomez CF53202123.262.311.452
R Braun LF43351026.417.478.733
10011110.182.250.545
P Fielder 1B41231121.246.377.351
1000014.000.000.000
10110021.0001.0001.000
0000000.000.000.000
C McGehee 3B40110116.368.424.684
3222005.250.318.450
J Edmonds RF-1B62430127.341.431.568
G Kottaras C41221026.250.353.583
A Escobar SS61210021.300.352.480
R Wolf P32200011.400.400.400
a-J Inglett PH-RF
31100114.286.375.857
Totals5220252068228   
a-tripled to deep center for R Wolf in the 7th
BATTING
2B: J Edmonds 2 (7, O Dotel, D McCutchen); C Gomez (3, D McCutchen); R Weeks 2 (5, J Hanrahan, D Carrasco); R Braun (4, D Carrasco); G Kottaras (1, J Hanrahan)
3B: J Inglett (2, J Hanrahan)
HR: P Fielder (1, 2nd inning off D McCutchen 0 on, 0 Out); R Braun (5, 3rd inning off D McCutchen 2 on, 1 Out); G Kottaras (1, 5th inning off D Carrasco 0 on, 0 Out); J Edmonds (1, 7th inning off J Hanrahan 2 on, 1 Out)
RBI: P Fielder 3 (7), R Braun 5 (20), C McGehee (14), G Kottaras 2 (5), R Weeks (12), C Counsell 2 (6), J Edmonds 3 (5), A Escobar (6), J Gerut (4), M Parra (1)
SF: G Kottaras
2-out RBI: P Fielder 2, C McGehee, R Braun 2, J Gerut, M Parra
Brewers RISP: 10-21 (C Gomez 0-2, P Fielder 1-3, C McGehee 1-1, J Edmonds 1-2, R Weeks 1-1, A Escobar 1-3, R Braun 3-3, G Kottaras 0-2, C Counsell 1-2, M Parra 1-1, J Inglett 0-1)
Team LOB: 12
BASERUNNING
SB: C Gomez (5, 2nd base off D McCutchen/R Doumit); R Braun (4, 3rd base off D Carrasco/R Doumit)

(I did NOT make the box score above, as it belongs to ESPN. Thank you ESPN.)

As you can see, the pitchers had 3 hits: one from Manny Parra, going 1 for 1, raising his batting average to 1.000 and Randy Wolf who was 2 for 3.

Twenty Five hits, 20 RUNS for the Brewers. Zero for the Pirates. Sad enough? Yes, as Milwaukee crushed Pittsburgh, an embarrassing loss.