Pittsburgh Pirates Woes Continue As They’re Swept In Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 20: Steven Brault #43 of the Pittsburgh Pirates speaks with Jacob Stallings #58 during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 20, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to leak oil as they approach the finish line of the 2019 season

Mercifully, the Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 season is almost over. The team’s latest escapades came at Miller Park in Milwaukee over the weekend as they were swept in a three-game series against the Brewers.

Following the sweep the team has now lost nine games in a row. This includes being swept in each of their last three series played. This followed a 13-7 stretch during which it appeared the team may be on their way to finishing the 2019 season strong.

After being swept the Pirates are now 21-46 since the All-Star Break, and 65-91 overall this season. The series sweep also clinched the team’s worst record since their horrific 2010 season in which the team went 57-105, as well as the worst record of the Clint Hurdle Era. It will also be just the second 90 loss season since Hurdle arrived, with the other occurring in his first season back in 2011.

Following a day off on Monday, the Pirates will welcome the Chicago Cubs to PNC Park to kick off their final home stand of the 2019 season. But before we look ahead to the Cubs, let’s take a look back at three takeaways from being swept in Milwaukee.