Pittsburgh Pirates: PNC Park Struggles Continue & Other Takeaways From Rockies Series
By Marty Leap
The Pirates are struggling at PNC Park
Dating back to 2013, PNC Park has been a great home field advantage for the Pittsburgh Pirates. So far in 2019, though, this has not been the case.
In seven home series this season the Pirates are just 3-3-1. This equates to an overall record at home of 10-11. While being 15-11 on the road is great, being under .500 at home simply is not good enough.
Part of the reason the Pirate record at PNC Park is poor is due to a pair of series sweeps. They were swept in a two-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals and a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Outside of these two series, they are 10-5 at home.
So, the early season struggles at home may be due to these two series and not a trend. Hopefully, this is a case. If the Pirates are going to continue to contend in the National League postseason hunt throughout the summer months, they must play better at home.
10 of the team’s next 14 games will be played at the friendly confines of PNC Park. This will give them an opportunity to turn things around in a hurry at home. Let’s hope that is what will happen.