Pittsburgh Pirates: Jose Osuna Needs To Play & Other Takeaways From Series Loss vs Mets

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 04: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting an RBI double to left field in the sixth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 4, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 04: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting an RBI double to left field in the sixth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 4, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 02: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Bryan Reynolds #10 and Kevin Newman #27 after hitting a three run home run in the seventh inning during the game against the New York Mets at PNC Park on August 2, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 02: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Bryan Reynolds #10 and Kevin Newman #27 after hitting a three run home run in the seventh inning during the game against the New York Mets at PNC Park on August 2, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates continued to be the worst team in baseball since the MLB All-Star Break

The collapse that the Pittsburgh Pirates have orchestrated in the last month has been….something. After entering the All-Star Break with a 44-45 record, 2.5 games out of first place in the National League Central and the second National League Wild Card the team has been abysmal. Absolutely nothing has gone right since the break.

After losing two of three against the New York Mets this weekend, the Pirates are now a woeful 4-18 sine the break. This collapse has caused the team’s record to plummet to 48-63, something that seemed unfathomable when the Bucs went 14-7 leading up to the break to pull within one game of .500.

Additionally, they’re now 14-18-4 in the 36 series they have played this season. But, hey, at least this series was sweep number 10. Silver linings, baby! Because, hey, at this point silver linings are about all the 2019 Pittsburgh Baseball Club has left to play for.

Next up for the Pirates is a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers as their six-game home stand continues on. But before turning our attention to the Brew Crew here are three takeaways from their series loss against the Mets.

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