Pittsburgh Pirates Head to the Desert Looking to Stay Hot

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 17: Jacob Stallings #58 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is drenched with water thrown by teammates after hitting a walk-off grand slam home run to give the Pirates a 9-7 win over the New York Mets during the game at PNC Park on July 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 17: Jacob Stallings #58 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is drenched with water thrown by teammates after hitting a walk-off grand slam home run to give the Pirates a 9-7 win over the New York Mets during the game at PNC Park on July 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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Jul 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton (17) observes batting practice before the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton (17) observes batting practice before the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Pirates are heading to the desert to kick off a three-game series against the worst team in the National League – the Arizona Diamondbacks

There is no soft way to put it, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of the worst teams in the National League this season. Despite what many people in Pittsburgh may want you to think the Pirates have not been the worst team in the NL, however. That unwanted honor goes to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

This week the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a three-game series against the D-Backs at Chase Field in Phoenix. Entering the series the D-Backs own a 27-68 record which is the worst not just in the NL but in all of baseball. The second worst record in the NL belongs to the Pirates who enter the series at 36-57.

Despite the poor overall record on the season the Pittsburgh Pirates enter this series playing some of their best baseball of the season. Dating back to before the All-Star Break the Pirates are 2-0-1 in their last three series played.

Overall in these three series the Pirates own a 6-4 record. After taking two of three from the Atlanta Braves, they then split a four-game series with the New York Mets heading into the break and came out of the break by taking two of three from the Mets.

Now, the Pirates will be looking to continue to stay hot on the field as they prepare for a three-game series against the worst team in baseball.

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