3 Takeaways From Pittsburgh Pirates Series Victory Over The Brewers
By Marty Leap
There are few teams, if any, in all of baseball that are as hot as the Pittsburgh Pirates are entering the All-Star Break
On more than one occasion during the first half of the season things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, through all of the injuries, ineffectiveness, losing streaks, and frustration, the team enters Major League Baseball’s All-Star Break on a high note.
After winning a weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates find themselves owning a 44-45 record at the All-Star Break. While a sub-.500 record is not great, the Bucs are just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL Central and of the second NL Wild Card spot.
This was the team’s first series victory of the season against the Brewers. The Bucs will finish 14-11-4 in the 29 series they played before the All-Star Game. They’re 5-1-1 in their last seven series played and enter the break riding a 13-7 stretch in their last 20 games. Furthermore, 10 of these 13 victories have come against teams that are in contention.
Following the break, the Pirates will return to action at 1:35 on Friday afternoon against the first place Chicago Cubs. Before looking ahead to the team’s opportunity to vault into first place in the NL Central, let’s take a look back at three key takeaways from their series victory over the Brewers.