Pittsburgh Pirates: Josh Bell Struggling vs Milwaukee & Other Takeaways From Series Loss

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 29: Jordan Lyles #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on after giving up the solo home run in the fourth inning Eric Thames #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 29, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 29: Jordan Lyles #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on after giving up the solo home run in the fourth inning Eric Thames #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 29, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JUNE 30: Elias Diaz #32 of the Pittsburgh Pirates can’t make the catch at home plate in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 30, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JUNE 30: Elias Diaz #32 of the Pittsburgh Pirates can’t make the catch at home plate in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 30, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

For the first time in over two weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered a series loss

When the Pittsburgh Pirates arrived in Milwaukee for their three-game weekend series the team was on a roll. After losing seven games in a row, which included being swept in Milwaukee, the Pirates reeled off an 8-3 stretch. This stretch included kicking off their six-game road trip by becoming the first visiting team to win a series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park this season.

For the past decade Miller Park has been a house of horrors for the Pirates. This continued over the weekend. After going 3-0-1 in their previous four series played, the Pirates suffered their first series loss in over two weeks by dropping two of three against the Brewers over the weekend.

The Pirates are now 12-11-4 in the 27 series they have played this season. This puts the club at 39-43 overall on the season. The Brewers continue to be a pain in the side for the Pirates as they are now 1-5 at Miller Park this season, and their overall record against the Brewers has fallen to 2-8.

Next up for the Pirates is a vital four-game series back home at PNC Park against the National League Central leading Chicago Cubs. Before we turn our attention to the Cubbies, let’s take a look back at the three key takeaways from the team’s series loss at Miller Park.

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