Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 Takeaways From Series Split Against The Tigers

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 19: Felipe Vazquez #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Elias Diaz #32 of the Pittsburgh Pirates after defeating the Detroit Tigers during inter-league play at PNC Park on June 19, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 19: Felipe Vazquez #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Elias Diaz #32 of the Pittsburgh Pirates after defeating the Detroit Tigers during inter-league play at PNC Park on June 19, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 19: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers during inter-league play at PNC Park on June 19, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 19: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers during inter-league play at PNC Park on June 19, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

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.

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