Though the Milwaukee Brewers' lengthy winning streak ended in his last start, Marco Estrada certainly could help them extend one against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Coming off an outing in which he hardly deserved his first loss, Estrada tries to continue his mastery of the Pirates and lift the Brewers to a ninth consecutive victory in this NL Central series Tuesday night at Miller Park.
With Milwaukee (13-11) seeking its first 10-game win streak in a decade, Estrada (2-1, 3.86 ERA) was given no runs of support for the second time in three starts Wednesday. He gave up two runs - one earned - and five hits in 6 1-3 innings of a 2-1 loss at San Diego.
"It was probably the best I've felt all year," he told the Brewers' official website. "I thought I located pretty well. But, obviously, one pitch got away from me."
That one pitch ended up out of the park as Carlos Quentin's solo shot was the seventh homer allowed by Estrada. That's four more than any other Brewers starter.
Estrada, though, ...