Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading the Series Split Against the Reds

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Anthony Alford #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Gregory Polanco #25 and Bryan Reynolds #10 after the final out of 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds during game two of a doubleheader at PNC Park on September 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Anthony Alford #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Gregory Polanco #25 and Bryan Reynolds #10 after the final out of 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds during game two of a doubleheader at PNC Park on September 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 05: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds turns a double play against Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning during the game at PNC Park on September 5, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

Following a weekend series split against the Cincinnati Reds, it is time to dish out some grades for the Pittsburgh Pirates

The long struggle that the 2020 season has been for the Pittsburgh Pirates continued, to an extenet, over the weekend. In a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, the Pirates picked up a pair of wins to split the series.

This four-game series included a double header on Friday night. This double headers included the oddity of the Reds being the home team in game two. This was because the double header was played to make up one of the two games in Cincinnati last month that was postpone due to a Reds’ player testing positive for COVID-19.

With the series split, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 13-26 this season. This includes the team being just 1-9-2 in series played. That’s not good, folks! Then again, the team has fully embraces the #KrashForKumar life.

As we have done throughout the season, it is time to dish out grades for the performance of the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. We will hand out grades for the performance of the Pirates’ starting pitchers, bullpen and offense in the series. Let’s dive in now, starting with the team’s starting pitchers.

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