The Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 today. They have now lost nine straight games over the span of three straight series sweeps.
Trevor Williams pitched fairly well for the Pirates giving up two earned runs over five innings. He struck out six and allowed just three hits. Two of those hits happened to be solo home runs, one by Orlando Arcia and one by Eric Thames. The Brewers led 2-0 after five innings.
In the sixth, Micheal Feliz came on in relief and allowed a two-run dinger to Thames. That would be all of the offense needed by the Brewers in the game. Clay Holmes and Richard Rodriguez both tossed a scoreless frame each.
In the eighth, the Pirates scored three runs thanks to Melky Cabrera reaching on an error and a Cole Tucker two-run single. The Pirates had four total hits on the day.
In the ninth, Josh Hader struck out the side in order. He recorded four outs total in his 35th save of the year.
The Pirates are now 65-91 and have the sixth worst record in baseball.
Tomorrow will be the final off day of the year. For the final six games, the Pirates host the Cubs and Reds. After getting swept by the Cardinals this weekend, the Cubs sit four games back of a playoff spot. The Pirates could potentially put a nail if their coffin this week. But yeah.
On Tuesday, Mitch Keller (1-5, 7.74) opposes Kyle Hendricks (11-9, 3.37). First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. eastern.