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Pirates Need to Finish in Final Two Weeks of Season

Pirates Need to Finish in Final Two Weeks of Season

Prior to the Pirates heartbreaking loss on Thursday at PNC Park, Manager Clint Hurdle said that he didn't expect the team to work their way back to .500. It was just several weeks ago that the Pirates were in the National League Central Division hunt. On July 28th, Pittsburgh was a season-high 16 games over .500. After the Bucs took a 7-4 lead into the eighth inning last night against Milwaukee, the bullpen blew the lead, which sent the club to a game below .500. Not since May 29th when they were 24-25 had Pittsburgh been below that .500 mark.

"I don’t try and be so caught up what’s going around me right now," Hurdle said. "But I stay focused on what’s in front of us. I think that’s one of the things that can happen in sport, whether it be professionally in that clubhouse, whether it be the media group, the fan base. I keep looking for those staples that we’ve got to keep improving upon. I do know this, the game demands execution. You don’t execute, you’re not going to win games. Th...

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