The Pirates are not even competitive right now
Not only have the Pirates lost nine games in a row, they have not even been competitive during this stretch. The Pirates have been outscored 87-26 during this losing streak. This includes allow 10+ runs in five of the nine games. Yikes.
Outside of Sunday’s 4-3 loss and last Thursday’s 6-5 extra innings loss against the Seattle Mariners the team has lost by 3 runs in each game of this losing streak. That includes six losses by 6 runs or more. Again, yikes.
The team’s run differential for the season is now a National League worst -163. On top of being the worst in the NL, this is the fourth worst run differential in all of baseball. So, the Pirates have been getting blown out a lot this season. The past nine games have been no different.
With the Cubs, a team that has owned the Pirates this season, looming to kick off the final home stand of the season, things could continue to be ugly for the Pirates. Hopefully, the team can get it together and at least play with some respectability in their final six games of the season.