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Final: Brewers 11, Pirates 4

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (60-67) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (77-53)

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: PNC Park

TV, radio: Root Sports, News Talk 104.7 FM

Weather: 72 degrees, mostly clear, earthquake or two

Here is the official live box score, and here are the lineups …


  1. Jose Tabata, LF
  2. Xavier Paul, RF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Ryan Doumit, C
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Garrett Jones, 1B
  7. Josh Harrison, 3B
  8. Ronny Cedeno, SS
  9. Ross Ohlendorf, RHP


  1. Corey Hart, RF
  2. Nyjer Morgan, CF
  3. Ryan Braun, LF
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Casey McGehee, 3B
  6. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
  7. Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B
  8. Jonathan Lucroy, C
  9. Marco Estrada, RHP

News updates are on our Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel will cover the game.


  1. Rumors were rampant that there would be floods and earthquakes in Pittsburgh before the Pirates would ever beat the Brewers.

    Guess the rumors were wrong: Pirates beating the Brewers [I was there!] preceded the earthquake by one day.

    Can’t trust rumors!!

  2. Steve Smith says:

    @Groat I know what you mean, but I may have been closer to the epicenter living here in Woodbridge, VA. Felt pretty good down here. Hope they can keep it going and put a hurtin’ on them.

  3. Bizrow says:

    Its strange, some people felt it big time, others did not. A neighbor of my Mom’s is quoted in the other paper, she lives right across the street and basically said the earth shook. My Mom and a nephew and a niece were out in the yard and felt nothing.

    Must be Nuttings vault, its not used to opening up,

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    Beat Em Bucs

  4. JAL says:

    Depends on where you were when it happened. People in high buildings felt it more because they sway. I was outside and didn’t feel much but parked cars starting going up and down on the shock absorbers.

  5. Baywatch says:

    Hey, PittsburghBoyinCali! This is for you when you check in … Good to have our boy Ohlendorf back, lumbering around the basepaths like a water buffalo! LOL! Guys gonna hurt somebody out there … I bet he’d flatten Fielder if one of them weren’t watching … just by accident, of course.

  6. Curt says:

    I live outside of DC and teach in a modular classroom and it was really shaking for about ten seconds and rumbled the rest of the duration.
    Hope Ross pitches well and we take another from the Brew crew.

  7. Bizrow says:

    Or the quality of the building you were in. The Control Room had no idea it occurred, outside the protected area, a three story admin building was evacuated for 10 minutes or so. They built that late 70’s as a temporary building to house design engineers

    Crazy. I read the shallow depth of the quake contributed to the span of it.

    Burghers don’t design houses and buildings (except for nukes) for earthquakes

  8. hsages211 says:

    Live in Arnold, MD (outside of Annapolis) and we felt the earthquake here. Was on the 2nd floor of a building and it shook pretty good. Felt like kind of standing on a small boat in rough seas.

  9. Steve Smith says:

    They just mentioned on the broadcast that the Brewers are on the cover of SI, hopefully that is their downfall!!

  10. hsages211 says:

    I know that Doumit has a lot more potential as a hitter but after watching McKenry and Doumit on back to back nights, I just like the way McKenry receives the ball and calls the game.

  11. Steve Smith says:

    I mentioned earlier that I felt it. I was also in the second floor of our office building in Springfield, VA. The monitors shook and some of the light fixture were slightly swaying. I also felt the floor shake and then slightly move up and down. This was not as bad as the 6.5 followed a week later by the 7.9 in Fairbanks, Alaska back in November 2002. Those were some shaking quakes, and all the energy was pushed to the southeast away from Fairbanks.

  12. Radio wave says:

    That ss kills us

  13. Bunch of fair weather fans... says:

    It appears the Brewers have their good luck back. Ridiculous.

  14. Steve Smith says:

    I wish the Bucs can get some dinky cheap hits like these other teams get against us. Just cheap.

  15. Steve Smith says:

    Set Doumit back down! He had ALL DAY to throw that.

  16. Steve Smith says:

    Good thing they didn’t use too much of the bullpen last night, they’re going to need it early tonight after this horrible inning. Ross is having the same luck as he did last year. Mostly cheap hits, and it doesn’t appear as the offense will give him much tonight since Estrada has yet to be scored upon by the Bucs.

  17. Radio wave says:

    Poor ross o

  18. Steve Smith says:

    Game – set – match!

  19. Radio wave says:

    I’m done for the night

  20. Ozarkpirate says:

    Guess I should have canceled my MLB tv a day early….radio for me here on out.

  21. Happy G says:

    Come on Buccos. This is getting ridiculous, our luck against the Brewers.

  22. JD says:

    Wow. A run!

  23. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:

    Gotta keep on fighting, boys…….Get back in it!!!!……

  24. EvilSam says:

    Woo hoo Pedro C is back. The savior has returned.

  25. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    70 pitches already. 4th inning.

  26. Steve Smith says:

    The typical we get one, now let’s give them one or more back continues.

  27. hsages211 says:

    Can’t quite wrap my mind around the fact that Ryan Braun has 27 stolen bases and Cutch only has 20. What’s up with that? And Braun is stealing all those bases with Fielder batting behind him.

  28. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:

    Speaking of Pedro C being back……What’s the hang up for not bringing back Chase and Alex?????……………Anyone?????…..

  29. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Braun has 143 hits and 48 walks. McCutchen 126 hits and 70 walks.

    Braun .395 OBP to Cutch’s .372.

    Braun 26 SB, CS 4. Cutch 20 SB, CS 7

    Must be because Cutch doesn’t have Fielder batting behind him.

  30. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    … and Braun at 28 SB now…

  31. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:

    Cutch doesn’t get great jumps………..No one with that type of speed should get caught stealing that often……

  32. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Ahhhhh a triple with no outs vrs the Brewers… I’ve seen this before…

  33. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Just kidding…

  34. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Presley is 1 for 1 with a walk, 2 rbi in three innings so far tonight at Indy. Batting .330.

  35. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Time to DFA Pearce and get Presley up here.

  36. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Another hit and a run scored for Presley tonight. Now at .332

  37. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    d’Arnauld 1-3, SB tonight as well.

  38. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Do you really want Presley taking away at bats from Matt Diaz?? What is his average since the All-Star break again? He looked great again tonite.

  39. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Diaz @ .263 right now

  40. JAL says:

    Dave G

    Two points–1-Pearce on DL so could have brought Presley now. 2-Pearce has an option so could just send him down but with roster expanding to 40 in a week no need to do anything with him.

  41. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:

    Get the kids/speed/enthusiasm/agressiveness back…..

  42. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Diaz should be starting at least 5 times a week. He is really producing for us.

  43. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    True. My bad.

    I’ve been working too many midnights lately. Brain is foggy.

    Matt Hague is 2 for 2 with a walk and a run tonight as well, hitting .315

  44. pghboyinca says:

    What a pathetic effort, this team is melting down. The pitching held on for as long as it could and now has imploded. The hitting still stinks and the defense and base running is marginal. We lose a minimum of 90 games and maybe 93-94

  45. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Placing myself on the ‘do not comment’ list for 5 days. Will be back when I make sense.

  46. Dejan Kovacevic says:

    @Dave: You’re doing fine!

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