Comments on: Can the Pirates Sustain First Half Success? Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: tom homolek Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:26:00 +0000 They faced some of the best pitchers in the league the first two months. I think any offense would struggle. They didn’t collapse then and I don’t think they will now.