Pittsburgh Pirates: Struggles Against the Brewers Continue & More Series Takeaways

What are some takeaways from the Pirates dropping two of three to Milwaukee?

Jul 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) tags
Jul 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) tags / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to struggle mightily against the Milwaukee Brewers, a mixed bag of results for the Young Bucs, and more takeaways from the series loss

Overall, it was a good homestand for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A 4-2 homestand is always a successful one, especially when a team went into that homestand having lost 12 of their previous 13 games. However, this homestand did feel like a bit of a letdown.

After winning the first four games it felt like the Pirates should be able to at least go 5-1. Not only did that not happen, but by losing the final two games of the homestand they dropped an important series agaisnt the National League Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.

After dropping two of three to the Brewers the Pirates are now 39-44 on the season, sitting 5.5 games behind the Brewers and Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central. They are now 11-13-1 in series played this season.

Next up for the Pirates is a challenging seven-game road trip against two of the best teams in the National League - the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Before looking ahead to this road trip let's take one more look back at the series loss against the Brewers with some series takeaways.