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 03: Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 3, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Pirates are not fun to watch right now

Baseball, like any sport, is supposed to be fun. Especially when you are watching your name. Well, right now, the Pittsburgh Pirates are not a fun team to watch.

Everything is going wrong for the Pirates right now. The offense is struggling, the defense remains a mess, the starting rotation is one of the worst in the NL, and the bullpen can not be trusted outside of Felipe Vazquez and the currently suspended Keone Kela.

All of that is a recipe for a bad, not fun to watch baseball team.

Following an 8-4 victory on Friday and a 3-1 lead after 6 innings on Saturday night, the Pirates looked primed to capture their first series victory since before the All-Star Break. Instead, the bullpen imploded, the defense let the pitchers down, and the Pirates lost 7-5. Sunday’s game? A complete disaster.

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The Pirates are not fun right now. Even though they have nothing to play for the rest of the season, it could still be a fun team to watch if fans get to see the young core and that core plays well. But that is up to the Pirate management to put players in the right positions and then on the player to succeed.

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