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First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Find Some Way to Beat Milwaukee

First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Find Some Way to Beat Milwaukee

The Pirates couldn't beat the Brewers with A.J. Burnett taking on the struggling Marco Estrada. Photo Credit: David Hague

Today there were 12 articles and updates that went up on the site. That should give you plenty to read. Or at least that's the excuse I'm using to go with some thoughts for tonight's First Pitch, rather than a normal article. Hey, I'm tired from driving back from Clearwater where I was watching Jeff Karstens pitch.

The Pirates lost to the Brewers tonight by a score of 5-1. I didn't follow the game too closely, but I did follow enough to know the storylines:

**The Pirates had their ace, the Brewers had a guy putting up horrible numbers, and the ace struggled while the non-ace looked like an ace.

**Michael McKenry can't throw out a base runner.

**The Pirates can't beat Milwaukee, even at home.

The first point isn't that notable. These things happen. You win games starting guys like Marco Estrada, and you lose games to guys like Marco Estrada. The Pir...

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