Rogers got the start at first base in place of Adam Lind, with the Pirates starting left handed pitcher Francisco Liriano. He finished the game 2-4 with 2 RBI including a solo home run in the second inning, his second of the season, that gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead. He also scored Carlos Gomez with an RBI single in the 7th inning.
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Ramirez finished the game 1-4 and also drove in 2 runs. He scored Ryan Braun in the 7th inning with an RBI groundout to the pitcher. In the top of the 9th, Ramirez hit his 7th home run of the season, a solo shot to left field; it is his 376th career home run.
But, the story of the night was Jungmann. After getting the call-up from AAA to make the start at PNC Park, Jungmann cruised through 7 innings, and dominated in the process. He struggled at AAA, getting the call-up after posting an ERA of 6.37 in Colorado Springs, but was in complete control all night.
Jungmann pitched 7 innings and scattered just 3 hits with the only run scoring blemish coming on a solo home run by Starling Marte in the 2nd inning. He struck out 5 hitters and walked just one while only needing 92 pitches through the duration of his start.
The Brewers closed out the game with a duo that has had some success. Jeremy Jeffress pitched the 8th surrendering a hit and striking out a batter, and Francisco Rodriguez earned the save for the second night in a row. Rodriguez had a three up, three down inning for his 12th save of the season and his 360th career save.
Liriano was very impressive but couldn’t keep up with Jungmann. He pitched 8 innings, surrendering 5 hits and a walk, while striking out 6. He was charged with 3 earned runs, and the loss, dropping him to 3-5 on the season despite a 3.25 ERA.