Pittsburgh Pirates: Injuries Starting to Hit Hard, SPs Struggles, & More Takeaways From Being Swept by Toronto
By Marty Leap
After racing off to an National League best 20-8 start to the season the Pittsburgh Pirates have now lost seven games in a row after being swept by the Toronto Blue Jays
You all know the old saying. When it rains, it pours. Well, right now, the Pittsburgh Pirates are stuck in a hurricane level rain storm. After being swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, the Pirates have now lost seven games in a row.
These seven straight losses have dropped the Pirates to 20-15 on the season. The sweep has dropped them to 6-4-1 in their 11 series played this season, and marks the second series in which they have been swept.
Thankfully, the entire National League Central has been in a slump for over a week. Due to this, the Pirates remain in first place in the NL Central. So, things certainly could be worse for Derek Shelton's club.
Before we look ahead to a potential get right series against the lowly Colorado Rockies, a team the Pirates swept in a road series last month, let's take a look back at the Pirate getting swept by the Blue Jays. Let's dive into takeaways from the series.