Pittsburgh Pirates: Youngster Shine, Other Takeaways From Series Victory vs Arizona

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 05: Cal Mitchell #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game at PNC Park on May 5, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 05: Cal Mitchell #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game at PNC Park on May 5, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
1 of 4
Next
Jun 5, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Cal Mitchell (31) and relief pitcher David Bednar (51) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park. Pittsburgh shutout Arizona 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Cal Mitchell (31) and relief pitcher David Bednar (51) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park. Pittsburgh shutout Arizona 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Led by the young Bucs, the Pittsburgh Pirates took two of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend, improve to 8-4 in their last 12 games

We have discussed it at length here at Rum Bunter, but the roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates should improve as the season progresses. We always went back to the belief that the Pirate roster would be better on September 1st than April 1st.

Well, we are already seeing this start to take shape. With the recent youth movement of the Pittsburgh Pirates, their roster appears to already be more talented than it was on Opening Day. Unsurprisingly, this has led to better play from the Pirates.

After taking two out of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 8-4 in their last 12 games played and 24-28 overall on the season. They’re also now 6-8-3 in 17 series played this season. It’s not a coincidence that this improved play has coincided with the team promoting talented prospects.

Next up for the Pittsburgh Pirates is a two-game series at PNC Park against the sub-.500 Detroit Tigers. This series will kick off on Tuesday and start a stretch of 10 games in 9 days for the Pirates. But first, let’s take a look back at key takeaways from their series victory over the Diamondbacks.

facebooktwitterreddit