Cardinals Cut Brewers Lead in Half, National League Central Week in Review
By Bill Berg
Aug 20, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits the ball against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Despite taking 2-of-3 from Milwaukee the Pirates only picked up ½ a game in the standings, going from 5 ½ back when the week started to five back when it ended.
The Pirates lost their first two games to the Braves on Monday and Tuesday to cap a seven-game losing streak. They finally broke the streak on Wednesday with a walk-off win over Atlanta. After a day off on Thursday they took 2-of-3 from Milwaukee to finish the week with a 3-3 record.
The Pirates got Andrew McCutchen back from the disabled list on Tuesday, and while he didn’t do anything to the Braves, he had four hits, including two home runs, against the Brewers. He reached base five times and scored four runs in the series against Milwaukee.
The Pirates open the week with three games against the Cardinals, so every Brewers fan should be cheering for the Cardinals for a few days. They have a day off on Thursday before a weekend series with the Reds.