MILWAUKEE Marco Estrada wanted to take the ball and go back out there for the eighth inning. With the lack of depth the Brewers' starting rotation has been giving the bullpen, it's hard to blame him.
For the first time since May 13, a Milwaukee starting pitcher went seven innings, as Estrada set down the first 14 batters he faced en route to a 2-1 victory over the Pirates.
It was Milwaukee's first victory when scoring fewer than three runs this season, as Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett held the Brewers to just two runs on three hits in seven innings.
"Once I looked out and saw my pitch count was at 100, I thought 'I guess I did my job,'" Estrada said. "You always want to do more. I wish I could have thrown a complete game and given the bullpen a couple of more days rest. Gave the team a chance to win, which is what matters."
Estrada was the one who last went seven innings for the Brewers, but the last time he walked off the mound at Miller Park was after one of the worst out...