Pittsburgh Pirates: Josh Bell Bounces Back & Other Takeaways From Series Win vs Braves

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 05: Josh Bell #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an RBI double in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park on June 5, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 05: Josh Bell #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an RBI double in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park on June 5, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 06: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Cole Tucker #3 after hitting a solo home run in the second inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park on June 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 06: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Cole Tucker #3 after hitting a solo home run in the second inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park on June 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up a much needed series victory when they took two of three from the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park this week

When the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves started their three-game series on Tuesday night, the Pirates came in limping. Prior to the start of the series the Pirates were just 4-10 in their previous 14 games. The series then started with a 12-5 loss in which the bullpen completely imploded and blew a 5-2 6th inning lead, and it looked like it was going to be another difficult series for the Pirates.

However, to their credit, the team was able to turn things around.

After picking up victories in the latter two games of the series, the Pirates were able to capture a series victory over a good Braves team. This was the team’s first series victory since they took three of four from the Padres in San Diego the weekend of May 16th – 19th. It was also the first time the team on back-to-back games since that Padres series.

With the series victory, the Pirates are now 9-8-3 in the 20 series they have played this season. Despite having a winning record in series played, the team’s overall record sits a game under .500 at 30-31. A big reason the team is under .500 is because they are just 13-18 at home this season.

Next up for the Pirates is a three-game weekend series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. But before we turn our attention to the Brewers, let’s take a look back at three key takeaways from their series victory over the Braves.

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