Pittsburgh Pirates: Defensive Woes Continue & More Takeaways From Series Loss Against the Rockies

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Poor defense and lack of clutch hitting continues to plague the Pittsburgh Pirates who are now 1-9 in their last 10 games played

For as good as things went in April for the Pittsburgh Pirates, they have gone that poorly to start the month of May. After dropping two of three to a sub-.500 Rockies squad at PNC Park, the Pirates are now 1-9 in their last 10 games played and 1-8 in the month of May.

This slide has dropped the Pirates to 21-17 overall on the season, and 6-5-1 in their 12 series played. However, somehow, miraculosuly, this team remains in first place in the National League Central, a half a game ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Before looking ahead to a much needed off day and what could be a very long weekend in Baltimore against a good Oriole team, let's take a look back at a tough series loss agaisnt the Rockies. A series the Pirates should have won.