Pittsburgh Pirates: Mitch Keller's Personal Catcher & More Takeaways From Series Loss vs Twins

Recapping the Pirates' weekend series in the Twin Cities

Aug 20, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (13)
Aug 20, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (13) / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Jason Delay is emerging as Mitch Keller's personal catcher, a strong return for Ji Hwan Bae, and more takeaways from the Pittsburgh Pirates losing two of three against the Minnesota Twins

After playing strong baseball for nearly a three week stretch, the Pittsburgh Pirates are once again struggling. The Bucs dropped a three-game weekend series at Target Field in Minneapolis against the Twins and have now lost three series in a row.

With the series loss, the Pirates are now 3-6 in their last nine games played. This includes series losses against the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, and now the Minnesota Twins. These series losses drops the Pirates to 13-21-4 in series played this season to go with an overall record of 55-69.

Before looking ahead to an important three-game series at PNC Park against the St. Louis Cardinals in the battle to stay out of the NL Central basement, let's take one last look back at the Pirate series against the Twins.