Over the past weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates were swept in a three game series by the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the first series loss of the season for the Pirates, and dropped them to .500. Last night the Pirates returned home to face the Brewers in a new series. This time around they won 11-2, thanks to four home runs and strong pitching from Edinson Volquez. Here is a photo recap from last night, with some thoughts on a few of the key players. All photos are from our photographer, David Hague, and you can see the rest of his shots on his Facebook page.
The Pirates got on the board in the first inning when Andrew McCutchen hit a two run homer, giving the Pirates a 2-1 lead. It was the first homer of the year for McCutchen. He currently has a six game hitting streak, and a .970 OPS during that stretch. That could be a sign that his early season slump is over. McCutchen had a .661 OPS in his first ten games.
(Photo Credit: David Hague)
Edinson Volquez had another strong start, pitc...
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