An up and down series for the bullpen, newcomers impress, and more takeaways from the Pittsburgh Pirates splitting their four-game series in Milwaukee
Following a few weeks of good baseball, things are trending in the wrong direction again for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Following a victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, the Pirates were 7-4 in their previous 11 games and had won back-to-back series.
The team went for a third consecutive series victory when they played Detroit on Wednesday afternoon but lost 6-3. This was followed by the Bucs going to their House of Horrors in Milwaukee. To their credit, the team was able to split a four-game series against a good Brewer team.
Pittsburgh is now 13-18-3 in series played this season. Their overall record now sits at 50-61 on the season. However, they are 30-53 since their strong 20-8 start which is a .361 winning percentage. A .349 winning percentage is a 58-104 pace over a full 162 game season. So, for the last 15 weeks the Pirates have played at a 58-104 pace. Not good!
Next up for the Pirates is a four-game series back home at PNC Park against one of the best teams in basbeall, the Atlanta Braves. It could be an ugly four days for the Bucs. But before we look ahead to the Braves, let's take one last look back at the trip to Milwaukee with takeaways from the Pirates splitting four against the Brewers.