Pittsburgh Pirates: Struggling Pitchers Rebound & Other Takeaways From Series Split vs Reds

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 29: Josh Bell #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Starling Marte #6 after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 29, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates won 7-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 29: Josh Bell #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Starling Marte #6 after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 29, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates won 7-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 29: Colin Moran #19 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a three-run home run to break a scoreless tie game in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 29, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates won 7-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 29: Colin Moran #19 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a three-run home run to break a scoreless tie game in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 29, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates won 7-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

This team needs to keep battling

It feels like this has been said a million times this season, but, reinforcements are coming.

Corey Dickerson started a rehab stint over the weekend and will be back sooner rather than later. The same goes for Jung Ho Kang. Keone Kela could return to the team as soon as this weekend. Trevor Williams has started a throwing program.

The Pirates are going to start getting healthier. Until then, the team needs to keep battling and treading water. They are going to take their lumps, just as they did in the middle two games of this series, but they will have their opportunity to win games as well.

Clint Hurdle‘s in game management may leave a lot to be desired at times, but one thing he has always excelled at is being a leader. Hurdle is a great leader of men, he gets the most out of his players, and gets his players to play for him. In no season of his career has this been on display more than the 2019 campaign.

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Despite all of the injuries, the Pirates are, somehow, a .500 club and still battling in the NL. They are by no means out of contention in the NL Wild Card race or the NL Central. Right now this club just needs to keep battling, because reinforcements are coming.

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