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Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Mother Of All Beatdowns: Brewers 20, Pirates 0

The score and the players on both sides here were of interest, featuring ex-Dodgers Randy Wolf (pitching) starting for the Brewers, and former Angels Brendan Donnelly (in relief) and Jim Edmonds (center field) for the Pirates. (Craig Counsell, also a former Dodger, entered the game late as a pinch hitter. The stupid ESPN game log doesn't tell you anymore, but Yahoo gets it right.) The Brewers hit four home runs in this one, including a pair of three-run jacks, one by Ryan Braun in the second and another by Jim Edmonds in the third. Donnelly was one of only two Pittsburgh pitchers who went unscored upon in this game, the other being Javier Lopez. Needless to say, the pitching lines look as if they had sent up a AA squad to pitch. Which, come to think of it, isn't that far from the truth: McCutchen doesn't even have 50 innings pitched in the Show so far, so a blowout was sort of not expected.

The Brewers tied a franchise record with the win for most runs scored and highest margin of victory (save some of those runs for tomorrow, boys!), while the Pirates set a franchise record for worst margin of defeat. Un. Believable.

Oh, and this was on the heels of an 8-0 smashing yesterday. Two shutouts in a row, kids.


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