Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 Takeaways From Series Loss Against The Cardinals

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is restrained by third base coach Joey Cora #28 after being ejected in the seventh inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on September 8, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is restrained by third base coach Joey Cora #28 after being ejected in the seventh inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on September 8, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 08: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates argues with umpire Roberto Ortiz #40 after being ejected in the seventh inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on September 8, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 08: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates argues with umpire Roberto Ortiz #40 after being ejected in the seventh inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on September 8, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

It was another bad weekend for the Pittsburgh Pirates as their post-break collapse continues

The good news over the weekend for the Pittsburgh Pirates is that they finally beat the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park this season. The bad news is that the team suffered yet another series loss to fall to 62-81 on the season.

Entering Friday night’s series opener the Pirates were 0-6 against the Cardinals at PNC Park this season. The team picked up a come from behind victory on Friday night, but were defeated in the latter two games of the series. As a result, the Pirates are now 18-36 since the All-Star Break.

The team is now 3-14 in 17 series played since the All-Star Break. Losing this series against the Cardinals capped off a disappointing 2-4 home stand. This included dropping a series against the Miami Marlins, which was Miami’s first series victory since July. Not good!

Next up for the Pirates is a four-game series in San Francisco against the Giants. The first game of this series is scheduled for 9:45 on Monday. Before we start to focus on the Giants, let’s take a look back at three takeaways from the team’s series loss against the Red Birds.

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