Patience paid off for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. It helped that they were facing a Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen that couldn’t throw the ball over the plate no matter who was pitching. Christian Yelich hit a bases-loaded double and Pittsburgh relievers issued three consecutive bases-loaded walks in a five-run seventh inning that helped the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4.
Reliever Hunter Strickland is switching teams again as the Milwaukee Brewers attempt to see if he can regain his early-season form. The Brewers announced Saturday they have acquired Strickland from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. The Angels purchased Strickland from the Tampa Bay Rays on May 15 before designating him for assignment Monday.
Brewers ace Corbin Burnes has made things easy for his teammates this season, shutting down opponents and working deep into games. When he failed to do either of those things Saturday, Milwaukee paid him back with a dominant bullpen effort and a five-run outburst in the fourth innin gto key a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. “We kind of owed him one of those," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.