Pittsburgh Pirates: Huge Ke'Bryan Hayes Series, Poor SP, More Takeaways From Split With Atlanta

Takeaways from the Pirates splitting a four-game series with the Braves at PNC Park

Aug 10, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (13)
Aug 10, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (13) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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More than a bad streak for Jack Suwinski

You will hear a lot of people call Jack Suwinski a streaky hitter. To some extent this is true. Suwinski does struggle mightily to find consistency at the plate. However, what is currently going on with Suwinski is much more than just a bad streak.

Since June 1st, Suwinski has been flat out bad at the plate. This 2+ month long struggle carried into this series against the Braves. Suwinski was 2-for-14 in the series with two walks, he was hit by a pitch, and he struck out 8 times.

This included Suwinski coming to the plate with two runners on base, two ours, and the Pirates trailing 8-6 in the bottom of the 9th in game two. Representing the winning run, Suwinski once again failed to come up with a clutch home run, or even hit, by grounding out to end the game.

One of the two hits Suwinski had in the series was a double on Thursday afternoon. This double was his first extra base hit since July 29th. He is now just 2-for-32 in the month of August. Going bacj to June 1st, Suwinski is hitting just .186 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has also struck out in 33.3% of his trips to the plate. Suwinsk is in dire need of figuring something out.