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.
|R Weeks 2B||7||4||3||1||0||1||22||.339||.473||.610|
|C Gomez CF||5||3||2||0||2||1||23||.262||.311||.452|
|R Braun LF||4||3||3||5||1||0||26||.417||.478||.733|
J Gerut LF
|P Fielder 1B||4||1||2||3||1||1||21||.246||.377||.351|
C Vargas P
M Parra P
|C McGehee 3B||4||0||1||1||0||1||16||.368||.424||.684|
C Counsell 3B
|J Edmonds RF-1B||6||2||4||3||0||1||27||.341||.431||.568|
|G Kottaras C||4||1||2||2||1||0||26||.250||.353||.583|
|A Escobar SS||6||1||2||1||0||0||21||.300||.352||.480|
|R Wolf P||3||2||2||0||0||0||11||.400||.400||.400|
a-J Inglett PH-RF
|a-tripled to deep center for R Wolf in the 7th|
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
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.
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