What did we learn about the Pittsburgh Pirates in their hard fought series victory over the Washington Nationals this past weekend?
This past weekend was a successful one for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In their first series of the season that was not against a National League Central Division foe, the Bucs trabeled to the nation’s capital to play the Washington Nationals. Following an extra innings victory on Friday night and a hard fought one run victory on Sunday afternoon, the Pirates took two of three from the Nats over the weekend. These victories improved the Pirates record to 8-6 this season, and gave the team their first series victory in Washington since 2013.
Earning a series victory in the nation’s capital did not come easy for the Pirates. But, in life, often times anything worth having does not come easy. How hard the team had to fight over the weekend made the series victory a little extra enjoyable.
Following the series victory over the Nats the Bucs are now 2-2-1 in their five series played this season. On their way to taking two of three from the Nats, the team did a little bit of everything over the weekend. So, what are three takeaways from the Pirates series victory at Nationals Park?