Don’t look now, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have just capped off a 6-3 road trip to get back to .500 on the season
Entering the season many people, ourselves included here at Rum Bunter, predicted that the Pittsburgh Pirates would finish in last place in the National League Central. Following the team’s 1-6 start to the season, the torch and pitch forks were out in full force as fans braced for a long 2021 season.
Since their 1-6 start, however, the Pittsburgh Pirates have played much better baseball. They are 4-0-1 in their last 5 series played, going 10-5 overall during that stretch. This has gotten the team back to .500 on the season at 11-11.
The most recent stretch of that 10-5 run saw the Pittsburgh Pirates embark on a three-city, nine-game road trip. On this trip they won series in Milwaukee, Detroit and Minnesota. This led to the team going 6-3 on the road to get back to the even water mark.
While the Pittsburgh Pirates vary well may regress to finishing in last place in the National League Central this season. Hell, top e honest, that should be expected, do not overlook the start this team is off to. Especially without their best player and budding superstar in Ke’Bryan Hayes. What’s best to see is they’re winning games that the past two seasons they would have lost. That is a sign of a young team growing and learning to win. All of that was on display this past weekend in Minnesota.