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 – MAY 02: Todd Frazier #99 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks back to the dugout after striking out in the first inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on May 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 02: Todd Frazier #99 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks back to the dugout after striking out in the first inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on May 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

A lackluster weekend from the Pirate bats

Friday night the Pittsburgh Pirates mustered just 3 runs on just 4 hits. Saturday night the Pirate offense cranked out 9 hits, but they scored just 5 runs. Sunday afternoon the Bucs were shutout on 5 hits.

Scoring a combined 8 runs in a three-game series is typically not a recipe for success. This is exactly what the Pittsburgh Pirates experienced over the weekend. The most frustrating game of the weekend for the offense was Friday night. While the team collected just 5 hits they did draw 9 walks. However, they failed to capitalize.

Overall, the Pittsburgh Pirates were just 5-for-22 with runners in scoring position over the weekend. Their woes with RISP led to the Pirates leaving 20 runners on base over the weekend against the Cardinals.

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The power stroke was also missing over the weekend. There was not a single home run hit by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the series. Saturday night, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco each hit a double. Reynolds and Jacob Stallings doubled Sunday afternoon. These were the lone extra base hits for the Pirates over the weekend.

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