The Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered their first series loss in the month of May after losing 2 of 3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks
Hug your friends, kiss your kids, say a prayer to the baseball gods, and rejoice. Why? Because the Pittsburgh Pirates do not play the Arizona Diamondbacks again this season. Yay!
After being swept by the Diamondbacks in a 4-game series at PNC Park last month, the Pirates entered this week’s 3-game series at Chase Field looking for revenge. Unfortunately, they were unable to make this happen. The Bucs were able to get a victory in the second game of the series, but the team still lost 2 of 3 in Phoenix.
For most of the series the Pirates did not pitch well, the offense was not good enough, and the team played poor defense. It was not a pretty series for the Bucs, and that is why it was their first series loss this month. However, they remain over .500 in terms of both series played this season (7-5-2) and overall record (21-19).
Next up for the Pirates is the final leg of their 11-game, 3-city road trip. Tonight, they will kick off a 4-game series against the surprising San Diego Padres. But before we look ahead to the Friars, let’s take a look back at 3 takeaways from their series loss against Arizona.