Milwaukee scored five times in the seventh inning to bust open a close game. Chris Narveson benefited from the outburst. Jeff Karstens, who had departed with the club trailing only 2-1, took the loss.
Prince Fielder and Brandon Boggs hit solo homers in the fourth inning in what had been a scoreless game. The Pirates were unable to get anything against Narveson until the fifth. Ronny Cedeno walked and was moved up by a sac bunt from Karstens. Andrew McCutchen singled him to third. Jose Tabata brought him home with a sac fly.
It stayed that way until the seventh. Corey Hart led off with a pinch hit double. Rickie Weeks reached on a miscue from Pedro Alvarez. That was all for Daniel McCutchen who had relieved Karstens. Joe Beimel gave up an RBI fielder's choice on a bunt from Craig Counsell on a play where everyone was safe. He then walked Ryan Braun to load the bases. Prince Fielder delivered an RBI single. Beimel was pulled in fav...
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.