Let's not mince words. The Pirates pummeled Milwaukee on Thursday.

Travis Snider hit a home run that bounced into the Allegheny River on Thursday. Photo Credit: David Hague

It was a strange game, to say the least. Just to give you an idea of how strange I'll share this note I jotted down during Pittsburgh's four-run sixth inning.

"Pedro Alvarez stole a base. Clint Barmes smashed an RBI off the wall. Justin Wilson has a bat in his hands. The Pirates are kicking the (crap) out of the Brewers. 5/16/13 -- officially Opposite Day."

But was it really Opposite Day? The Pirates have won three consecutive and four out of seven games against the Brewers this season and, for the time being at least, appear to have vanquished whatever demons they had when playing against Milwaukee.

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