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Brewers-Pirates: Pittsburgh Could Have Had Its Cake and Eaten It, Too

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Pittsburgh Pirates were leading 3-1 at home, going into the top of the eighth. Against their nemesis, the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates' ace, Paul Maholm, was on the mound. He got one out, then gave up a walk, having made only 98 pitches in the game.

There was a call to the bullpen, normally a reliable option. Tyler Yates got one out, then got into trouble. Another reliever. By the middle of the eighth, the score was tied 3-3. Milwaukee went on to win 7-4.

For once, the bullpen couldn't get it done. Oh, for the chance to put Maholm back on the mound.

Once you take a pitcher off the mound, you can't put him back on, can you? Not if you take him out of the game. But you can take him off the mound ...

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