Everything Goes Wrong for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Series Loss

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 01: Manager Derek Shelton #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates removes starting pitcher Trevor Cahill #35 from the game in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on May 1, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 01: Manager Derek Shelton #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates removes starting pitcher Trevor Cahill #35 from the game in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on May 1, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 30: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates steals second base in the second inning against Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on April 30, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 30: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates steals second base in the second inning against Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on April 30, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a little bit of everything go wrong as they were swept in a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals this past weekend

Entering this past weekend’s series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates were playing some strong baseball. This strong baseball from the Pirates came after the team rebounded from a poor 1-6 start to the season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the weekend with a record of 11-6 in their previous 17 games played. This included the Pirates being 4-0-2 in their previous 6 series played. However, following their weekend series against those no good, dirty ,rotten, black magic using, evil Red Birds, the Pirates have been swept for the second time this season.

After being swept by the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 4-3-2 in their 9 series played this season. Due to two of their three series losses resulting in the Pirates being swept, the Bucs are 12-15 overall on the season, despite having a winning record in series played.

While the Pirates did not play as poorly as they did when they were swept but the Cincinnati Reds early last month, this series was the worst baseball the Pirates have played all season outside of that series. The starting pitching, bullpen, defense and offense all had low light moments in the series sweep.

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