The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 9-4 in their last 13 games
It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled since the All-Star Break. While the team is just 16-32 since the break, they have been playing better baseball of late.
Over the weekend, the team went into Coors Field in Denver and swept all four games against the Colorado Rockies. Following the sweep, the Pirates are now 9-4 in their last 13 games played and 60-77 overall this season. This just their second sweep since the break, and third series victory.
Led by strong starting pitching and a great offensive output, the Pirates were able to overcome shaky at time bullpen work to sweep the Rockies. Hopefully, the Pirates recent hot streak can catapult them to a strong finish to an otherwise wasted 2019 season.
After an off day on Labor Day, the Pirates will return home for a three game set against the Miami Marlins. But before we turn our attention to the Marlins, let’s take a look back at three takeaways from their four game series at Coors Field against the Rockies.