Pittsburgh Pirates series review vs Reds

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Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

After the Pirates were swept in Miller Park, there was a lot of understood negativity. How could a team that was swept by the Brewers play two NL Central teams in the road and win? Well the Pirates took two of three from the Cardinals and followed it up by taking two of three from the Reds. Winning four of six is a pretty good way to bounce back from a disastrous sweep. Beating the Cardinals was big, beating the Reds is what the Pirates are supposed to do. Not going to pat them on the back for doing their job, but some kudos is in order for bouncing back from a very bad Brewers series.

The Pirates will return home and see a familiar face in the Milwaukee Brewers, which despite the horrible results at Miller Park should be a welcomed site for the Pirates. They have won four of six home games against the Brewers this season. The Pirates will also see the return of The Dark Knight as A.J. Burnett makes his triumphant return to the pitching mound.

The Pirates find themselves just 4.5 games behind the Cardinals in the Central Division, so they must beat the teams they’re supposed to beat. Every game is important and none can be taken for granted. The Pirates are vastly superior to the Brewers and they must show it. Not only are the Cardinals within reach, but the Cubs are breathing down the Pirates’ necks for the top Wildcard spot. Ladies and gentleman, we have ourselves a pennant race for both the Central Division and the NL Wildcard. Hold onto your butts because it’s going to be a fun and horrifying final stretch of the season. Personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Series Result: Pirates win 2-1

2015 win/loss record: 83-55

2015 series record: 25-14-5

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