Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading the Series Loss in Kansas City
By Marty Leap
Another series is in the books for the Pittsburgh Pirates… as is another series loss for the Pirates. Now, let’s hand out some grades for the Pirates after being swept in Kansas City.
The bad news is that the 2020 season is almost over for the Pittsburgh Pirates. To some, that may also be good news! This is due to how poorly the Pirates have played in 2020.
After a 4-17 start, the Pittsburgh Pirates were sunk before they ever got going. While they have played better since then going 10-13 in their last 23 games, the team still owns a poor 14-30 record on the season. A 4-17 start would sink most teams in a full 162 game season, let alone in a shortened 60 game sprint.
Over the weekend the Pittsburgh Pirates played a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City against the Royals. After being swept over the weekend in Kansas City, the Pirates are now a woeful 1-10-2 in series played this season.
As we have, some times painfully, done all season, we will now hand out grades from the team’s series loss in Kansas City. We will start by grading how Pirate starting pitchers performed over the weekend.