The Pirates are probably the hottest team in baseball right now, rolling to 14 wins in their last 19 games against mostly good teams and first place in the NL Central. No matter how well they're playing, though, a trip to Miller Park is a terrifying thing for the Pirates. Last year the Pirates won two games at Miller Park. In 2011, they won one. In 2010, they won two. They didn't win any games there in 2008 or 2009. In that whole span, the Pirates have only won one series at Miller Park, and that was in 2010.
If the Pirates are going to turn things around for real this year, winning some games in Milwaukee would be a really good place to start. Tonight Wandy Rodriguez starts against Yovani Gallardo. Gallardo's off to a pretty rough start this year with a 4.97 ERA and an alarmingly low 5.3 K/9 in his first five starts. Everything has to start somewhere, I suppose.
First pitch tonight is at 8:10