3 Takeaways From Pittsburgh Pirates First Home Series Of 2019
What did we learn about the Pittsburgh Pirates in their first home series of the season? What are some key takeaways from their two games against the Cards?
The 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates season is now two series old. After splitting a rain shortened two-game series in Cincinnati against the Reds over the weekend, the team returned home for their first home series of the 2019 season.
While this one was planned, the Bucs once again found themselves playing a two-game series. This series came against those no good, evil, rotten, cheating St. Louis Cardinals. Against the Red Birds the Pirates had the opportunity to go 2-0. Hell, a strong argument can be made that they *should* have gone 2-0. Instead, they wound up 0-2.
The team wasted excellent starts from Chris Archer and Jameson Taillon in the series loss. They also squandered far too many scoring opportunities. With the two losses to the Cardinals, the Pirates are now off to a slow 1-3 start.
Even thought it was just a two-game series, there are still some things that can be taken away from the series. What are three key takeaways from the Pirates wild, and insanely frustrating, series loss against the Cardinals at PNC Park?