Pittsburgh Pirates Set to Host Red Birds in Weekend Series
By Marty Leap
This weekend the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to host the St. Louis Cardinals for the first of three series between the two teams at PNC Park this season
Few MLB teams are playing better baseball right now than the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since starting the season 1-6, the Pirates are 4-0-2 in series played. Across these 6 series played the team has posted an overall record of 11-6.
By going 11-6 in this stretch the Pittsburgh Pirates have pulled back to .500 on the season. Following a 9-6 loss against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, the Pirates enter Friday night’s contest against the St. Louis Cardinals with a 12-12 record.
A month into the season the Pirates are set to play their divisional rival Cardinals for the first time this season. While the Pirates are coming off an off day, the Cardinals had to play the fourth and fin game of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon.
Entering this weekend series the Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking to remain on the plus side, or at least even with, .500 on the season. It will be a tall task against the Cardinals and their pitching staff and the fight begins Friday night at PNC Park.