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After a thrilling win in the series finale against the Reds and a day off the Pirates travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers. Miller Park has been an absolute graveyard for Pirates teams since 2007 or so. I believe our record there is something like 4-38 in that stretch. Ouch.

There's good and bad news about this series. I'll start with the bad, I suppose:
1. We have to play the Brewers.
2. We have to play at Miller Park.
3. We almost never win at Miller Park.
4. Ryan Braun still plays for the Brewers.
5. Ryan Braun > Pirates nearly 24/7/365.
6. Kevin Correia is starting tonight.
7. See 6, repeat.

The good?
1. Prince Fielder is gone. He can now only brutalize us with a stare from Detroit. That still hurts. Probably one of the balls he hit off a Pirates pitcher over the last 5 years is still hanging in orbit somewhere. If it would fall on Correia's head and suddenly turn him into a MLB level starting pitcher that would be awesome. Doubtful, but awesome.
2. We avoid Grienke. This is obviously always good.
3. Our pitching matchups are actually pretty good. We'll be running Bedard and McDonald out this series. Both have been very good to excellent with the Pirates this year.

The action is set to start at 8:10 p.m. because Milwaukee is in CST.

Here's a link to the preview:

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/preview?gameId=320601108
What a game so far. Fells good to beat up on the Brewers for once. Still a bottom of the 9th to go. so I gotta "knock on wood".
RAISE IT... what a win
It was really cool to see us hit around (or nearly) in the 3rd. The lone negative in that whole series of at bats was Pedro Alvarez who stared at a strike three fastball right over the middle of the plate. Sometimes I just don't know what to say about that guy. He has some of the worst at bats I have ever seen but has more talent as a hitter than anyone else on this team.

The game tonight isn't on TV :(.
Yea, I'm very disappointed the game isn't on TV. Would've liked to enjoy a game at the bar for once.
Here's a preview of tonight's game:

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/preview?gameId=320602108

How sweet would it be to win the series tonight and go for a sweep tomorrow afternoon? I think with Bedard on the mound we have a legitimate chance.
Pirates win today 6-4 and wins the series. Pirates are now 27-26.
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