Pittsburgh Pirates: Henry Davis First MLB Scuffles, More Takeaways From Losing 2 of 3 in Arizona

Takeaways from the Pirates losing two of three in the desert by the Arizona Diamondbacks
Jul 8, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Henry Davis (32) reacts after
Jul 8, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Henry Davis (32) reacts after / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Henry Davis is hitting his first MLB scuffles, the bullpen stepped up in a big way in the series finale, and more takeaways from the Pittsburgh Pirates losing two of three in Arizona

Things continue to unravel in a hurry for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates were looking to finish on a high note prior to the All-Star Break and to establish some momentum heading into the break. Unfortunately, they were unable to do that in Phoneix.

After losing two of three against the Arizona Diamondbacks the Pirates are now 8 games under .500 at 41-49. They are now 11-15-1 in series played and this sweep capped off a poor 2-5 road trip heading into the break. Going back to the end of the last homestand, they will head into the All-Star losers in 7 of their last 9 games played.

The worst part about this is that the Pirates were once 20-8. A National League best 20-8. Since then, the team has gone 21-41. After owning the best record in the NL at the end of April the Pirates have proceeded to play at a 54-108 pace the past 10 weeks. Woof.

Before settling in for the All-Star Break and what's to come afterward, let's take one last look back at this series in the desert. Here are series takeaways from the Pirates losing two of three against the Diamondbacks.