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Beating Up On The Weak Sisters

Beating Up On The Weak Sisters

After today's win against the Phillies, the Pirates stand at 40-35.  That leaves the Pirates with 87 games left to play.  Of those 87 games, 36 of them (41% of their remaining schedule) are against the 4 worst teams in the National League -- The Cubs (13), Astros (14), Padres (6), and Rockies (3).

To further delve into the numbers, those four teams combined have a record of 113-187 (.376 winning percentage).  If those 4 opponents were to win just at their current rate in those 36 games, the Pirates' record in those contests would be 22-14.  That would give the Pirates a huge cushion to their overall record, both in terms of finishing with a winning record and for their playoff hopes.

If you sift the tea leaves some more, 20 of those 36 games will come after the July 31st trade deadline w...

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