For just the second time this month the Pittsburgh Pirates have won a series at home
The roller coaster that has been the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates season continued over the weekend against the San Diego Padres. After losing seven in a row on their last road trip, the team’s second losing streak of at least seven games this season, the Pirates had fallen to a season high eight games under .500 at 32-40.
Since this seven game losing streak ended with the Pirates being swept in a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves, the team has responded. The Pirates are now 2-0-1 in three series played since their trip to Atlanta, and are 6-2 in their last eight games.
Overall this season the Pirates are 11-10-4 in series played this season. Despite owning a winning record in series played, the Pirates are just 36-40 on the season. A big reason for this is due to the team being swept on six different occasions this season. These six sweeps include a pair of four-game sweeps to boot.
Next up for the Pirates is an off day on Monday. After that, the team will travel to Houston to play a three-game series against one of the best teams in baseball in the Astros. But before we look ahead to the Astros, let’s take a look back at 3 key takeaways from the team’s sweep of the Padres.