May 4: Brewers (13-12) @ Pirates (12-12)

Not much in terms of pregame news. Manager John Russell said he will stay away from Evan Meek on Monday since Meek pitched a career-high three innings on Sunday. Everyone else is good to go.

Russell also played down any concerns about there being any sort of retaliation or bad blood still between the Pirates and Brewers after what happened in Miller Park last week. It seemed to be the Brewers (Ryan Braun especially) who were making a big deal of Jeff Karstens hitting Braun with a pitch in the first place. Russell’s words today:

“We haven’t thought about it. Obviously they said a few things about it. Our guy got fined. They hit three guys the next day. So I wouldn’t think there’s anything on their side. We obviously don’t want to make a big issue of it. We just want to go out and play baseball. I would think it should be over.”

And it goes without mentioning that the Brewers carry a 15-game winning streak against the Pirates into Monday’s game.

Pirates lineup:

  1. Nyjer Morgan (LF)
  2. Freddy Sanchez (2B)
  3. Nate McLouth (CF)
  4. Adam LaRoche (1B)
  5. Brandon Moss (RF)
  6. Andy LaRoche (3B)
  7. Ramon Vazquez (SS)
  8. Jason Jaramillo (C)
  9. Paul Maholm (LHP)

Brewers lineup:

  1. Corey Hart (RF)
  2. J.J. Hardy (SS)
  3. Rickie Weeks (2B)
  4. Prince Fielder (1B)
  5. Mike Cameron (CF)
  6. Bill Hall (LF)
  7. Casey McGehee (3B)
  8. Jason Kendall (C)
  9. Yovani Gallardo (RHP)

One comment


    You should all really stop blogging or supporting the Pirates in any way until Nutting decides to stop fielding profitable losing teams by having no overhead with AAA level players and attracting fans to the ball park with food concessions and activities for the kids. Maybe my hometown peeps don’t realize it, but this is exactly what AAA teams in the middle of nowhere with no MLB teams in traveling distance do.

    Nutting is a joke and he has made the Pirates, one of the oldest and formerly most storied teams in professional baseball a joke. This guy is pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.

    Stop going to games, stop giving him your money! Stop supporting the Pirates in any way and maybe he will sell the team to someone that actually cares about baseball and cares about winning. Or maybe he will just move them, which is fine by me because there are a lot of people out there that would love to start a new franchise with the best ball park in the country to play in.

    I have supported the Pirates for years through thick and thin and they have broken my heart too many times. The Bay deal was the icing on the cake. Not so much that they traded him, but more so because we got nothing for a guy that is now batting 5’th in one of the best lineups in baseball.

    I could go on forever, I just wish that true Pirate fans would totally abandon the team until Nutting does something to get them back or the city asks him to please sell the team or take them and leave so they can lease the park to a real franchise committed to winning, not just earning.

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