Taillon, Mercer shine in Pirates’ 6-3 win over Brewers

Jameson Taillon let a lead get away in his last start.

This time, he had the answer when he got in trouble.

Taillon struck out a career-high 10 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers http://www.wholesalejerseysunion.com/ on Thursday night.

You don’t want to live and die by the strikeout, but whenever you need it, you definitely want to be able to get it, Taillon said. I felt like I got some pretty big ones in big spots. Those are the ones where it was cool.

The Pirates have won four of their past five games to pull to 10 1/2 games back of cheap jerseys china the first-place Brewers, who have lost four of six, in the NL Central.

Felipe Vazquez earned his 21st save by getting the final two outs. Michael Feliz allowed Eric Thames to cut the Pirates’ lead to 6-2 with a single up the middle before Christian Yelich made it 6-3 with a single off Vazquez and Jesus Aguilar grounded into a double play to end it.

I think the small solace is that you get Vazquez in the game and make him throw, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Hopefully, if that can impact the rest of the series, maybe that’s a good thing.

Wade Miley (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits in five innings with five strikeouts and five walks for Milwaukee.

His first half assessment?

Pretty good, he said. I’ve been pretty consistent, giving the team a chance to win.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner exited with a 2.41 ERA, and perfectly lined up to pitch on regular rest next Tuesday night in the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.

Scherzer deflected a question on whether he should get the start, saying it was an All-Star question that he’d talk about at the right time. Before the game, Nationals manager Dave Martinez was more definitive.

I don’t want to be biased, he said, but Max Scherzer, yeah, of course.

Fans at Citi Field would rather see Mets ace Jacob deGrom make the start — he tops the majors with a 1.68 ERA, but is just 5-4 in 19 starts because of poor run support.

I know how good he is, Scherzer said. He’s having a great year.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *