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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Huge series for Ke'Bryan Hayes

There were some positives in this series for the Pirates and the play of Ke'Bryan Hayes was one of those. After getting the day off in the series opener, Hayes was the team's best hitter for the rest of the series.

Even though he played in just three games in the series, Hayes drove in 9 runs for the Pirates. He finished the series 7-for-13 with 2 home runs, a double, a triple, a walk, and those aforementioned 9 runs driven in.

Throughout the series Hayes was able to barrel up the ball and drive it with authority. He caught hte ball early with the bat and put together one of his best offensive series of the season. Every time Hayes puts together a stretch like this the hope is that he has finally got something to click offensively. Hopefully, this time, that's the case for Hayes.