The woes and struggles of the Pittsburgh Pirates continued as the team was swept in a three-game series against the Washington Nationals
When the Pittsburgh Pirates got off to a strong 12-11 start this season it appeared that the team may be able to play well enough to avoid a second-consecutive season as one of the worst teams in baseball. However, this has not been this case.
Since the team’s 12-11 start the Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-33. This drops their record on the season to 23-44, which is the second worst record in the National League behind just the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The latest rough series for the Pittsburgh Pirates came at a ballpark that has never been kind to them. This ballpark? Nationals Park in Washington D.C. To kick off the week the Pirates were swept by the also struggling Nationals in a three-game series in the nation’s capital.
During the sweep it was many of the same issues for the Pirates. Some good pitching performances wasted, a bad starting pitching performance and a series long struggle for the Pirate offense.
Before turning the page to look ahead to this weekend’s three-game Interleague series against the Cleveland Indians, let’s take a look back, if you dare, at the Pirates being swept by the Nationals. A sweep that ran their current losing streak up to 10 games in a row.