Look, everyone, it's something else to indicate what a shitty baseball team the Pirates have been for the last two decades!
They lost to the Brewers last night, their second defeat at Miller Park in as many nights. Big deal, right? Just another game between a couple of NL Central teams hovering right around .500 at the end of April. Who cares? Except that it's something that pretty much always happens when Pittsburgh plays at Milwaukee.
Since 2007—or two managers ago, for both teams—the Buccos have played 53 times against the Brewers on the road. Milwaukee's record in those games is 46-7, which means it's won an astounding 87 percent of those matchups. That mark includes a run of 22 consecutive Brewers victories from 2007 to 2010, which ought to be impossible. The Pirates ended that streak in April 2010, but they've only managed to go 5-22 on the road against the Brewers since, which means Milwaukee has only managed to win 81 percent of its home games against Pittsburgh in the last three years. Progress!
This isn't about a curse, or anything that may or may not be in the bratwurst at the team hotel. It's simply about one baseball team owning another one at home for an extended period of time. It's something just to marvel at, especially as it continues with no apparent end in sight. The Pirates and Brewers are playing again at Miller Park this afternoon, and the game is tied 1-1 in the second inning. A Brewers win would give them their 13th home series sweep of Pittsburgh in the last seven seasons.
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