Following an 8 game losing streak, the Pittsburgh Pirates got back on track by sweeping a brief two-game series in Texas this week.
It is impossible to predict what will happen over the course of a 162 game Major League Baseball season. However, one thing that is guaranteed to happen is for every team to go through their fair share of ups and downs. This was on display for the Pittsburgh Pirates this week.
As the Pirates work their way through the ebbs and flows of a MLB season, the Bucs entered this week’s brief two-game series in Texas riding an 8 game losing streak. But that streak is now a thing of the past after sweeping the series at Globe Life Park. With the series sweep, the team got back to .500 on the season at 14-14.
After sweeping the Rangers, the Pirates are now 5-4-1 in the 10 series they have played. This series was already the sixth series to end in a sweep for the 2019 Pittsburgh Baseball Club. The Bucs have now swept three series (two two-game series, one four-game series) and have been swept three times (one two-game series, one three-game series, and one four-game series).
With the Rangers series in the rear view mirror the Pirates will return home and continue to play against the American League West. But before the team starts their three-game series against the Oakland A’s on Friday, let’s take a look at the takeaways from their sweep of the Rangers.