Wandy Rodriguez won his fourth-straight start Sunday. (Photo credit: David Hague)

One moment in particular struck me about the Pirates' 5-4 win in Milwaukee on Sunday. If Wandy Rodriguez had been able to retire Norichika Aoki or Jean Segura or Ryan Braun in the 5th inning, the Bucs would have exited Miller Park having given up only five total runs in the three-game series.

You can play the "if, and, but" game all day long, certainly, and the Brewers have a very good top of the lineup for a reason. But what that sequence tells me is that the Pirates had a tremendous weekend at their usual haunted house, and that they are on a roll in preventing runs.

Bill Brink from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweeted out this stat after the game:

https://twitter.com/BrinkPG/status/3388142659201...

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