Jason Grilli suffered his third blown save against the Brewers, allowing a solo home run in the ninth inning Sunday.
Called on to protect a one-run lead, Grilli recorded a quick out before Ryan Braun deposited a pitch into the left field bleachers. It was Grilli's third blown save in eight appearances this season after blowing just two opportunities all of last year. The job as the Pirates' stopper likely still belongs to Grilli, but it can't be too safe given his early failures.
Neil Walker went 3-for-6 with a home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
The Pirates lost in 14 innings, but 10 innings earlier Walker gave them a lead with the solo shot off Brewers starter Marco Estrada. It was Walker's sixth home run of the season after hitting a career-high 16 last year. He's well on his way to another personal best this season.
Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Reynolds went yard against Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to break up Cole's shutout in the eighth inning. He also doubled off Cole earlier in the game. After spending the last year as a part-time player, Reynolds has found a home at first base with the Brewers this year.
Ryan Braun went 2-for-5 with a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Pirates.
With Pirates closer Jason Grilli on to finish the game, Braun took a slider deep to left to knot the score at 2-2. The homer was Braun's sixth of the season. He's also got 14 RBI and is batting .300 for the year, bad thumb and all.
Gerrit Cole allowed one run over eight strong innings of work but settled for a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday.
Cole looked like he was going to secure a hard-earned win before Mark Reynolds hit an eighth inning home run to tie the score at 1-1. He again appeared in line for a victory after the Bucs scored to take the lead in bottom half of the inning, but Jason Grilli was unable to close it out. Still, Cole gave up just six hits and a walk while striking out six in the game. He'll next take on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.
Marco Estrada took a no-decision despite limiting the Pirates to one run on six hits Sunday.
Estrada did his part, allowing only a solo home run to Neil Walker in his six innings, but Pirates starter Gerrit Cole matched him pitch for pitch on the other side. He fanned four while not walking a batter. Luck hasn't been on his side, as he has just one win on the year, but the right-hander owns an attractive 2.66 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. His next outing will come Saturday against the Cubs.
David Wright went 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mets' 4-3, 14-inning win over the Braves on Sunday.
All four hits were singles, as the Mets didn't register an extra-base hit in the marathon win. He's got an 11-game hitting streak and is 12-for-24 (.500) in recent days. The four-hit day raised his season average to .316.
Jason Heyward went 3-for-6 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Mets.
Heyward had two singles and a double, scoring in the Braves' three-run fifth inning. He had just three hits in his previous 32 at-bats, as he's still hitting just .171 for the year. Perhaps Sunday will be the start of something good for the outfielder.