The road trip from hell is finally over and it ended on a high note for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up a 10-game road trip by picking up a series victory over the Miami Marlins. Entering the series, the Pirates were 0-7 on the road trip and 6-18 in their previous 24 games. Thankfully, the worst team in the National League was, to an extent, provided the get right series the Pirates needed.
The Pirates blew the Marlins out 11-0 on Friday night, suffered a 1-run loss on Saturday, and then capped the series off with a 1-run victory on Sunday. In 23 series played this season, the Pirates are now 10-10-3. Despite being .500 in series played, the Pirates are just 32-39, largely due to being swept in five different series this season. Two of these five were 4-game series to boot.
It was not a pretty weekend of baseball at Marlins Park. Entering the series the Marlins owned the worst winning percentage in the NL and the Pirates the third worst, and the two teams looked like it. In the end, the Pirates made less mistakes on their way to a series victory.
Next up, the Pirates return home for a 2-game series against the Detroit Tigers. But before turning our attention to the Tigers, let’s dive into 3 key takeaways from the Pirates series victory over the Marlins.