Here we sit the day after America celebrates its independence from poor dental hygiene and thinking that Benny Hill is funny, with the Pirates in 1st place with a 45-36 record (2nd best in the National League). Whether you think the Pirates are "contenders" or not, the fact is that they are "contending" right now.
I've mentioned before about their schedule and how after tonight's game against the Astros, they still have 32 games remaining against the 4 worst teams in the National League (including 23 against the woeful Cubs and Astros). The Pirates also have a series of games against the slumping Brewers and a sub .500 Marlins team after the All-Star Break. By the end of July, the Pirates could very easily be 13 to 15 games ABOVE .500.
To that end, it is time to devise a strategy for ...
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