Current record: 72-64, 3rd place in NL Central, 10.0 games back; 1.5 games back of a Wild Card spot
Up Next: Chicago Cubs, 51-85, 5th place in NL Central, 31.0 games back
Notes: Seven of the Pirates next ten games are against the Cubs. This is the time to make a move. Taking any less than five of these games would be a setback. I’m going to stop short of say that they will take that many games; predictions like that have not worked out well for me this year. A lot of breaks went the Pirates direction in June and July – 2 out RBIs, a key strike out to get out of an inning. A lot of those breaks went the other way in August. I’ll just say that if you’re looking for a team to get some breaks against, the Cubs have historically always fit that bill.
Familiar Faces: None
No lineup yet.