Eliecer Navarro gave up one run in six innings, striking out nine, but was out-dueled by Drew Gagnon.
The struggles against the Milwaukee Brewers aren't just for the major league level. On Wednesday the Bradenton Marauders, the high-A affiliate for the Pirates, went up against the Brevard County Manatees, the high-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Manatees had Drew Gagnon on the mound, who was an unsigned prep pitcher taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. After three years at Long Beach State University, Gagnon was taken in the third round by Milwaukee in the 2011 draft.
Gagnon was dealing this morning, to the tune of seven perfect innings. He struck out ten batters, including Gregory Polanco all three times he faced him. He also struck out Tay...
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