Pittsburgh Pirates series takeaways vs. Washington Nationals

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Jul 26, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (L) reacts in the dugout after scoring a run against the Washington Nationals during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball is a funny game. The Pittsburgh Pirates can look terrible against the last place Milwaukee Brewers, but then turn around and take three of four games against the first place Nationals. The one thing I always stress is that you can never get too high on the wins and you can never get too low on the losses. The Pirates are a very good team and it shouldn’t be completely surprising to see them play well and beat a quality Washington ball club. Baseball is a game of ups and downs and while it was frustrating to see the Pirates play so poorly out of the break, it was never anything more than a bad streak for a good team.

The Pirates will now travel to Minnesota and turn their attention to the Twins in a brief two-game inter-league series. The Pirates will be looking for a little revenge against the Twins as Minnesota came into PNC Park earlier this season and swept a two-game series in Pittsburgh.

Series Result: Pirates win 3-1

2015 win/loss record: 57-41

2015 series record: 16-12-3

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