A Bad Week Could Be Looming & More Takeaways From Pittsburgh Pirates Series Loss vs Dodgers

(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 24: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates can’t make a catch on a ball hit by Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) during the eighth inning at PNC Park on May 24, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 24: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates can’t make a catch on a ball hit by Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) during the eighth inning at PNC Park on May 24, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Following a miserable series against the LA Dodgers, the Pirates are now 25-25 this season

Baseball can be a funny, unpredictable game. It can also be a brutal one. Right now, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a stretch like this.

Entering play this past Tuesday, the team was coming off a 7-4 road trip and an off day. The team, despite all the injuries, appeared to be sky high entering a six-game homestand. Well, after a 1-5 homestand they are now in danger of falling below .500.

After being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a series in which the Pirates were not even competitive, they’re now 25-25 on the season. This includes being 0-6 against the Dodgers, who, thankfully, the team does not play again this season. More alarmingly, they’re now 10-14 overall and 3-4-1 in series played at PNC Park. Being a sub-.500 team at home simply is not going to cut it.

Next up for the Pirates is a four-game series in Cincinnati. This will included a doubleheader on Memorial Day. But before we look ahead to the Reds, let’s examine three key takeaways of the team’s series loss against the Dodgers.

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