Karstens pitched seven strong innings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates got a great start from right hander Jeff Karstens tonight in game one of a double header against the Milwaukee Brewers. However, the Pirates also failed to take advantage of their opportunities at the plate, which combined with a bullpen implosion in the late innings, gave the Brewers an 8-1 win.
Karstens got off to a good start in the first inning, getting two strikeouts looking, including Prince Fielder to end the inning. He allowed a leadoff single in the second, and a two out double in the third, but escaped without any damage. That wasn't the case in the fourth inning.
With two outs, Karstens gave up a single to Yuniesky Betancourt. That was followed by a ground rule double to catcher George Kottaras. After an...
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