PITTSBURGH — Aaron Ashby mixed with 4 relievers on a one-hitter, Tyrone Taylor singled residence the go-ahead run within the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Wednesday night time.
Neither group acquired a success till the sixth inning. Ashby’s no-hit bid ended when Bryan Reynolds hit a tough grounder that deflected off the glove of third baseman Mike Brosseau for a single.
Making his second begin of the season and sixth of his profession, Ashby labored 5 2/3 innings, strolling 5 and putting out six. The rookie left-hander allowed his solely run on a double-play grounder within the sixth. Trevor Gott (1-0) got here on and struck out Michael Chavis.
Ashby stated he by no means thought critically about throwing a no-hitter.
“I don’t really consider it until you get six innings, seven innings in and turn that lineup over twice,” he stated.
Ashby threw three no-hitters whereas enjoying at Crowder College however referred to as them “kind of like fake.”
“They were mercy-rule games,” he stated with a smile. “They were five-, six-, seven-inning games. I wouldn’t call them real no-hitters.”
Brad Boxberger, Devin Williams and Josh Hader labored one scoreless inning every. Hader completed for his main league-leading tenth save as NL Central-leading Milwaukee gained for the eighth time in 10 video games.
The Brewers had 4 hits on an evening when the temperature was 40 levels at first pitch.
“We pitched well, for sure, and the ball felt like it was going nowhere,” Milwaukee supervisor Craig Counsell stated. “It didn’t feel like a home run was possible with the way the ball was traveling.”
Christian Yelich and Hunter Renfroe began the Brewers’ rally within the seventh with back-to-back singles off Wil Crowe (1-1). First baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo then mishandled Rowdy Tellez’s grounder, permitting Yelich to attain. Taylor adopted by lining a single to left to make it 2-1.
The Brewers made it 3-1 within the ninth when Kolten Wong drew a bases-loaded stroll from Sam Howard.
Wong had a one-out double into the left-field nook within the prime of the sixth off Bryse Wilson for the Brewers’ first hit. That was the one knock in opposition to Wilson, who pitched 4 innings in reduction of opener Dillon Peters.
Wilson had been scheduled to begin however the Pirates switched earlier Wednesday to Peters, who made his first begin of the season after 5 reduction appearances. He walked one in two-plus innings.
“The things I’ve been doing in the fifth and sixth innings I just did at the start of the game,” stated Peters, who’s unscored upon in 12 1/3 innings.
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Brousseau was shaded a couple of steps towards residence plate, anticipating a possible bunt, and was unable to make a play on Reynolds’ grounder. Brousseau couldn’t assist however marvel about what might need been.
“I think if we’re at double-play depth, I have a legitimate shot at making the play,” he stated. “Something cool could have potentially happened at the end of the day but we’ll be OK. A one-hitter? We’ll take that.”
Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman was positioned on the 10-day injured record a day after straining his left groin. He is predicted to overlook three to 5 weeks.
Utility participant Diego Castillo began at shortstop Wednesday night time. Hayes, the first third baseman, can also be anticipated see time at shortstop after making his skilled debut on the place Tuesday following Newman’s damage.
Shortstop Oneil Cruz, the Pirates’ consensus prime prospect, is at Triple-A Indianapolis however was hitting .203 with one residence run in 15 video games going into Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 Cruz made his large league debut with the Pirates throughout the remaining weekend of final season.
Brewers: 3B Luis Urias (strained left quadriceps) performed 9 innings for the primary time Tuesday in his third recreation with Double-A Biloxi on a rehab task.
Pirates: Reynolds was reinstated after spending at some point on the COVID-19 IL whereas INF/OF Cole Tucker remained on the record. Reynolds stated he had the flu. “I already did COVID in January. Ain’t getting me twice.” … LHP Anthony Banda (viral sickness) performed catch a day after being positioned on the IL. … RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (proper hamstring pressure) has moved his rehab to prolonged spring coaching. … OF Greg Allen (hamstring pressure) has began to dash however isn’t eligible to be activated from the 60-day IL till June 6.
Brewers RHP Freddy Peralta (0-1, 7.50 ERA) faces LHP Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.86) on Thursday within the finale of the three-game collection. Opponents are hitting .271 in opposition to Peralta, up from .165 final season. Quintana’s final win got here Sept. 5, 2019 for the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee.
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