There is not a lot more to say about the Pirates performance this week. It was pathetic.
The 2-3 record on this road trip might not look horrendous, but at the end of the day, the Pirates were 2-3 when they should have been 4-1 or 5-0. All three losses could have easily gone the other way. For a team that has a hard enough time winning baseball games as it is, wins that turn into losses are even more unacceptable.
We’ve been saying it for weeks now, and it continues to be true; the Pittsburgh Pirates are not a good baseball team. Yes, they’ve had bad luck. But the talent on the field that is not hurt/suspended/Jung-Ho Kang is not doing as well as it should be. Every day, it gets harder to believe that this franchise isn’t far removed from being one of the best in baseball.
I love the Pirates. Baseball will always be my favorite sport, and times like these make it hard to feel that way. Whether the Bucs of 26-33, 33-26 or 59-0, I will still be a fan. If there is one positive to take out of 2017 for PBC thus far, it is that the tougher this team is to watch, the tougher we get as sports fans. The way we feel about the Bucs right now will make things that much sweeter if they can turn the corner.