Final: Pirates 8, Brewers 2
Nyjer Morgan hit a solo home run in the first inning for the Brewers and it looked like tonight was going to just be one of those nights that we dread. But then the third inning happened.
The Bucs would add two more with a 2-run double by Andrew McCutchen in the eighth inning, but the game was over by that point.
Kevin Correia gave up two home runs, his eight and ninth given up on the season. But they were both solo homers and he did a good job keeping the game out of reach by putting up some zeroes after the first inning.
Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two walks. He was 6 for his previous 43 (.140 BA). A lot of people have been on Tabata lately and with good reason. He seems to not quite be himself and an outfielder who isn’t much of a power hitter needs to be hitting, getting on base, and playing good defense, or there isn’t much use for him. Hopefully he can get things turned around. I’m still not entirely convinced he wasn’t playing hurt the past week or so, either.
Matt Hague was 2 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He’s now hitting .281/.343/.344 this season.
Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 5 to see his average dip below .200 for the first time since April 28th. The offense isn’t going to score eight runs very often with him contributing.