Pittsburgh Pirates: A Great Series For The Bullpen & Other Takeaways From Series Victory In San Fran

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 11: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is congratulated by teammates after he scored against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the second inning at Oracle Park on September 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The team has done a good job of righting the ship

Coming out of the All-Star Break the Pirates went 8-30. This put them on pace for the worst second half in the history of Major League Baseball. At that point the team easily could have folded and mailed the rest of their season in.

Despite this stretch, to their credit, the team keeps fighting. As a result, they are now 6-5 in the month of September and 13-7 in their last 20 games. Pirate players deserve a ton of credit for this.

For as much as I have bashed Clint Hurdle and his coaching staff this season they also deserve a lot of credit for this. Even with off the field issues causing problems for the team as well, Hurdle and company have kept the players focused and engaged. This has led to the Bucs putting themselves in a position to finish the season strong.

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It may not seem like much, but you better believe the men in that clubhouse care about finishing the season strong. So far, they are doing just that. Now the question is can they keep it up during the final 15 games of the season?