Young Bucs come up big for the Pittsburgh Pirates and more takeaways from their series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies
At this point of the season the Pittsburgh Pirates do not have much left to play for. Sitting 10 games out in the National League Central and 9.5 games out of an NL Wild Card spot, there will not be any postseason berth for the Pirates this season.
However, one thing the Pirates can still play for is looking to play spoiler. This past weekend the Pirates were able to do that by securing a series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. With this series victory, the Pirates knocked the Phillies out of an NL Wild Card spot and put their cross-state rivals 1/2 a game out of a Wild Card spot.
After taking two of three from the Phillies the Pirates are now 13-18-1 in series played this season. This also marked the first time since April that the Pirates won back-to-back series. They now own an overall record this season of 47-58.
Next up for the Pirates is an off day on Monday and the MLB trade deadline on Tuesday. They will then begin a brief two-game series with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Before looking ahead to the Tigers, let's take one last look back at the series victory over the Phillies with our series takeaways.