Pittsburgh Pirates Prepare to Head West to Play Surging Dodgers
By Marty Leap
The struggling Pittsburgh Pirates face a tall task beginning Monday night when they kick off a three-game series at Dodger Stadium against one of the best teams in baseball
We have all heard it before, that when it rains, it pours. Right now the Pittsburgh Pirates are stuck in a monsoon and have been for much of the 2021 season. Well, that monsoon may soon upgrade to a tropical storm.
Monday night the Pirates kick off a three-game series at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the Pirate record of 42-76 is the second worst in the National League, and is tied with the Texas Rangers for fourth worst in all of baseball, the Dodgers own a 72-46 record which is second best in both the NL and all of MLB.
The Dodgers are the defending World Series Champions and remain one of the best teams in baseball. Their talent grew at the trade deadline when they made the biggest splash trade by adding potential National League MVP Trea Turner and 3 time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.
While Scherzer pitched in Sunday night’s victory over the New York Mets so he will not pitch in this series, the Pittsburgh Pirates will still face a tall task against Dodger pitching. The Dodgers enter the series on the heels of sweeping the New York Mets over the weekend. Overall, they have won 10 of their last 13 games played.