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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick - 8/28/13

Milwaukee Brewers (58-73) at Pittsburgh Pirates (76-55)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

Tom Gorzelanny (L) (2-4) (4.569) vs. Charlie Morton (R) (5-3) (3.419)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -161 / Milwaukee Brewers +151 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Wisconsin, Root-Pittsburgh

The Milwaukee Brewers head to PNC Park to take the field with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Milwaukee won't be winning the National League Central but they made sure that Pittsburgh wasn't going to use them to pick up any ground Tuesday with a 7-6 shoot out victory. Some times the Brewers bats show up and some times it's the pitching which is my way of saying you never know what will happen with this squad. It was all offense Tuesday with the usually dependable Kyle Lohse hit hard. Lohse allowed five runs on 13 hits over 5.1 innings but the offense came to the rescue with a 14 hit, five walk attack that saw Aramis Ramirez  leave the yard and drive in four runs. Left hander Tom Gorzelanny takes the hill against the Pirates on Wednesday. Gorzelanny has struggled in back to back starts where he has allowed a combined 12 runs on 16 hits including four homers over 8.1 innings.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick - 8/28/13

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Pittsburgh was on fire several weeks ago but not so much the lately with four wins over the past ten outings. The Cardinals in the mean time have been surging and that combined with the Buccos recent struggles has the Pirates back in second in the top heavy National League Central. Starter Jeff Locke has been a reason for concern and that concern got a bit worse in Tuesday's defeat with five runs plated on eight hits and a pair of free passes through only 4.2 innings. The bats pounded out 15 hits and walked twice with Pedro Alverez going solo while Neil Walker clubbed a three run jack. Charlie Morton shoots for another quality start when he toes the rubber verus the visiting Brewers Wednesday. Morton has been fantastic the past four times out with seven runs given up on 27 hits over 27 frames.

It's really tough to back Pittsburgh right now as they seem to be fading. With the way Gorzelanny has struggled I'll take the Pirates but I won't pay to see this with all the juice...

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