Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 Takeaways From Series Split Against The Tigers
The Pittsburgh Pirates split a two-game series at PNC Park against the Detroit Tigers this week
So far this season the Pittsburgh Pirates have played 24 series. In these 24 series the team is 10-10-4. However, they find themselves 7 games under .500 at 33-40. The main reason for this is due to the team having been swept five series this season.
In their most recent series, the Pirates split a two-game set at home against the Detroit Tigers. This was a series the Pirates should have swept. Not only are the Tigers a putrid, putrid team. The Pirates also gave Tuesday night’s opener away by struggling with runners in scoring position and playing poor defense.
While a series split was disappointing, it was still a memorable series for the Pirates. On Wednesday night, the team pulled off it’s biggest comeback victory since 2011. These are the kind of fun, special games that make watching a struggling team worthwhile.
Following a day off on Thursday, the Pirates will welcome the San Diego Padres to PNC Park for a three-game weekend series. Before we turn our attention to the Padres, however, let’s take a look back at 3 key takeaways from their series against the Tigers.