The 17-64 road record, including this 2-5 trip, tied for the second-most road losses in Major League Baseball's modern history, which began in 1900. Only the 1935 Boston Braves had more, at 13-65.â†µ
The Pirates were nearly a .500 team at home. I suspect the difference is mostly a sample-size thing - most teams play better at home, and the Bucs were probably just a handful of games worse on the road than you'd expect. But it still might be something the front office could look into this winter - might there actually be a reason this team did so badly on the road? A lack of motivation? Not having the advantage of getting to hit last? Probably not, but it's worth checking into.