Pittsburgh Pirates: Free Fall Continues & Other Takeaways From Winless Weekend In New York

(Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 27: Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates argues with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt #21 after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 27: Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates argues with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt #21 after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

It was another bad weekend for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Since the All-Star Break the Pittsburgh Pirates have been the worst team in baseball. That continued this past weekend at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Facing another bad team, the Pirates were swept by the Mets and are now 2-14 since the All-Star Break. This slide has caused the team’s record to plummet to 13 games under .500 at 46-59.

After being swept by the Mets, the Pirates are now 14-16-4 in the 34 series they have played this season. This was also the 9th time this season that Pirate have been swept in a series. Not good!

A lot of common themes continued for the team over the weekend. There was poor defense, a lack of power, and Clint Hurdle and his coaching staff, minus Jacob Cruz and Rick Eckstein, continue to look like a staff on thin ice.

Next up for the Pirates is a trip to Great American Ballpark for a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, who the Pirates are  7-3 against this season. But before we turn our attention to the Reds, let’s take a look back at three key takeaways from the team being swept by the Mets.

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