For the first time in what feels like forever it was a great weekend for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Since the All-Star Break almost nothing has gone right for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Entering this weekend’s series against the Cincinnati Reds the Pirates were 8-30 since the All-Star Break. This included being 1-11 in 12 series played.
Over the weekend, the Pirates put things together for their best series since the break. The Pirates outscored the Reds 26-10 on their way to sweeping their divisional rivals. By sweeping the Reds the Pirates improved to 7-0 against the Reds at PNC Park this season and 11-5 overall.
With the sweep, the Bucs are now 55-75 on the season. This was also their first series sweep since before the All-Star Break. Yay winning!
Next up for the Pirates is a trip across the Keystone for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. But before we dive into that series, let’s take a look back at three key takeaways from their sweep of the Reds.