Streaky Pirates at it again
Streaky as anything, the Pirates extended another tonight in a 4-2 win over the Brewers. This marked the 4th win in a row, building upon a sweep of Division leader St Louis over the weekend. Before the streak, the Pirates had lost 5 in a row, which had followed close on the heels of another 5 game winning streak.
They are now 16-13 since the All-Star break, and 46-73 overall. They must go 17-26 in the remaining games to avoid losing 100 games. If they can keep up their post-all star pace, they should be ok in this department.
The other thing left to root for is Freddy Sanchez in the NL batting title race. As of Sunday night, Sanchez was batting .346, with 2nd place at .339. Sanchez went 6 for 13 in the St Louis series. Sanchez went 1 for 3 on Monday, slightly lowering the average to .345 with 43 games to go.
The Pirates season is a tale of two cities. One is Pittsburgh, where they own a 32-28 record at home. The other is anywhere but Pittsburgh, where they are 14-45.