Pittsburgh Pirates Outscored 31-9, Swept by the Cincinnati Reds
The Pittsburgh Pirates were outscored 31-9 and swept by the surging Cincinnati Reds in a four-game series at Great American Ballpark
On the field the 2021 season has not been a good one for the Pittsburgh Pirates. While throughout the season general manager Ben Cherington and the Pirates have continued to add to their highly touted farm system, on the field the team has been one of the worst teams in all of Major League Baseball.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off being swept in a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. In the series the Pirates were outscored 31-9. Outside of a 3-2 loss in Sunday afternoon’s series finale the Pirates were not even competitive in the series.
Sunday afternoon aside the Pittsburgh Pirates lost each game in this series by at least 3 runs. Even in the game they lost by 3 runs, a 7-4 loss in the opening game of the series, the Pirates found themselves in a 7-0 hole.
After being swept the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 41-71 on the season. This gives them the second worst record in the National League behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the fourth worst record n MLB behind the D-Backs, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers.
With the sweep now in the rear view mirror let’s breakdown what happened on the field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Much of it, as crazy as it might be to believe, was not good.