Following a sloppy series loss at Wrigley Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 6-5 this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates early season tour of the National League Central Division continued this week. After opening the season with two series against the Cincinnati Reds and one against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pirates got their first look at the Chicago Cubs this week.
At Wrigley Field, the Pirates would go on to play a sloppy three game series against their rival Cubs. The sloppy play of the Bucs led to the team dropping a winnable series against the North Siders.
On top of more sloppy defensive play, the Pirates also saw their series impacted by rain for the second time in the first four series of the 2019 season. After dropping this series against the Cubbies, the Bucs are now 6-5 on the season. This includes being 1-2-1 through their first five series of the season.
Now that the team’s first of three trips to Wrigley Field this season is behind them, it is time to take a look at 3 key takeaways from the team’s series loss. Unfortunately, some of the key takeaways are problems that are quickly becoming trends for the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates.