Kevin Correia gave up five hits and four runs in the first inning and the Pirates never recovered. Pittsburgh was held in check and without a hit until the fifth inning by Zach Greinke. A five run fifth pulled the Pirates to within a single tally. But the Beer Makers scored a trio of runs against the Pirates bullpen.
It got ugly from the start. Correia yielded a single to the first two hitters (Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez) before Ryan Braun dingered. One out later Casey McGehee also homered. Braun was up again in the second. This time he tripled in Gomez who had walked. Milwaukee added one without the benefit of an at bat from Braun in the third as McGehee doubled and scored on a double from Jonathan Lucroy.
Pittsburgh got its first hit of the game in the fifth in the form of a lead off tater from Neil Walker. Two outs later, Chris Snyder and Ronny Cedeno hit consecutive doubles to make it 6-2. Steve Pearce pinch hit for Correia...
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.