After appearing to be well on their way to a second series sweep in as many weeks against the Rangers, the Pittsburgh Pirates wound up settling for a frustrating series split against Texas.
For the second time in as many weeks the Pittsburgh Pirates played a two-game series against the Texas Rangers this week. In last week’s series in Texas, the Bucs swept the Rangers. For the first 50 outs of this series, it appeared they would be doing the same.
After winning on Tuesday night 5-4, the Bucs led 6-2 with two outs in the 8th inning on Wednesday afternoon. However, this is when the wheels fell off. Following a 9-6 loss, the Pirates are now 6-4-2 in series played this season and 17-16 overall.
This series was the start of an important stretch for the team. Tuesday night was the first of 13 games in 13 days, with a three-city 11-game road trip now on deck.
Before moving on to the long road trip, we will take a look back at the key takeaways of their series split with the Rangers. An warning, this will be one of the more negative takeaway articles of the season due to the you know what show that unfolded on Wednesday. That said, let’s dive in!