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Pirates Takeaways: Bullpen Has Been Achilles’ Heel During Skid (+)



PITTSBURGH — It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has had their struggles throughout the season.

On the year, Pirates’ relief pitching has posted an ERA of 4.84, by far the worst mark in the league.

Those woes were on display in the Pirates’ 6-5 loss to the Cubs on Friday as the bullpen combined to give up four runs in four innings.

The struggles out of the bullpen are one of the major contribution factors to the Pirates’ struggles of late.

In every game of the Bucs’ current eight game losing streak, the Pirates’ bullpen has allowed at least one earned run.

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