Starling Marte was down to his final strike on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field when he lined the ball half-way up the left-center bleachers to make it a 3-3 ballgame. However, that was not enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they fell to the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 11 innings.
With the loss on Sunday, the Pirates have found themselves in a slump after their nine game winning streak. The Philadelphia Phillies took 2-of-3 against the Pirates; the Cubs followed suit by taking the final two games of the series with a less than sub par offensive showing.
The Pirates scored 1 run on Saturday, and 3 runs on Sunday afternoon. They had plenty of opportunities in both games, but failed to execute.
The question today has to be, are the Pittsburgh Pirates on the verge on a third straight collapse or will they overcome this slump? That is the question that lingers in many Pirates’ fans heads.
After two-straight collapses, it is easy to see how fans can be wary to trust their beloved Pirates.