Home runs are a major theme as the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers turn the corner towards the second half of the four-game series.
On Thursday, Pirates hit a home run of five people, opening the series and winning 8-7 with two consecutive victories. Milwaukee won his fifth win in six games on Friday, answering 19-2 with five long balls.
The Brewers gained some momentum in the Friday match after a nearly successful comeback the night before. Milwaukee scored three times in nine innings on Thursday, tying and go ahead run on the base when the final out was made.
Willy Adames, who hit Milwaukee's Grand Slam on Friday, quickly lost Thursday's character game before defeating Brewers' Horn in Friday's rout.
"We counterattacked and almost won, which shows that we never give up," Adams told Bally Sports Wisconsin. "I was proud of the game when I couldn't win. I think that's why we came back (Friday) with the same approach, just to get out there and attack."
And, as Milwaukee got on Friday, when the attack produces three home runs in seven runs and two innings, it doesn't hurt.
"It removes a lot of pressure," Adams said. "It's always fun to spend such a night. Hopefully you can have a lot of them this season."
Pirates want them not to happen increase.
"We have to flush (Friday's loss)," said Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton. "Rinse it and go ahead and come back (Saturday)."
Pittsburgh had right-handed Bryse Wilson (0-4, 8.29 ERA) on Saturday and Milwaukee's left-handed Aaron. We are planning to play against Ashby (1-5, 4.25).
Wilson split the season between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, and between Bullpen and Rotation. His last major league appearance was on June 14th against St. Louis Cardinals. He was defeated after giving up 7 runs and 10 hits in 5 innings, 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Wilson is 0-2, ERA is 4.76 in four career games, three of which will play against Brewers. In this year's Milwaukee vs. his lonely appearance, he threw four shutout innings for relief on April 27th. inflammation. In the final three starts before landing on IL on June 17, Ashby gave up 14 runs with 23 hits in 15 innings.
Ashby is 0-0 in the second Major League season, ERA is 0.93, and has two strikeouts in 92/3 innings with two career starts with Pittsburgh. He limited the pirates to one run in 52/3 innings during the undecided on April 27th.
Regaining Ashby is important for Brewers, who have just regained starter Brandon Woodruff from IL this week. There are two sick starters, Freddy Peralta (tension on the right shoulder) and Adrian Houser (tension on the left forearm flexor). They left the match with Pirates in the third inning.
Counsel said Hauser, who had previously undergone Tommy John's surgery, had no structural damage and could resume pitching in a few weeks.
– Field-level media