Pittsburgh, PA- The Braves came into this weekend winners in 10 of their last 11 games, and riding high atop the NL East. Who’d have thought a trip to Pittsburgh would bring them back to reality?
Before a crowd of 20,873 on Sunday, the Pirates won the weekend series, taking 3 of 4 from Atlanta. Six Pirate pitchers combined to hold the Braves to just 2 runs on Sunday afternoon, the cap on a frustrating weekend for the Braves offense.
The red-hot bats that propelled them to a 10-game winning streak have been seemingly cooled off for the time being, as the Braves have scored just 9 runs in the past 5 games (inc. 2 shutouts).
The Braves (13-5) now travel west to face a hot Rockies squad that entered Sunday on an 8-game winning streak.
Next up: at Colorado, Monday, 8:40pm.