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Pirates Playoff Odds: Downturn After Losing Road Trip

Pirates Playoff Odds: Downturn After Losing Road Trip

The Pirates' outfield could play a big role in their playoff push. (Photo by: David Hague)

After a 2-4 road trip, things look just a little bleaker for the Pirates.

Every Monday, l break down the playoff odds from Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. This week, those projections dropped a little bit because the Bucs were swept in Atlanta and could not close their own sweep to even it up in Chicago.

Let's look first at the standings as they sit on June 10.

National League Central

St. Louis: 41-22 (---)
Cincinnati: 37-26 (4.0 games back)
Pittsburgh: 37-26 (4.0 GB)
Chicago: 25-35 (14.5 GB)
Milwaukee: 25-37 (15.5 GB)

National League Wild Card

Cincinnati: 37-26 (---)
Pittsburgh: 37-26 (---)
San Francisco: 33-29 (3.5 games back)
Colorado: 34-30 (3.5 GB)
Washington: 31-31 (5.5 GB)
Philadelphia: 31-33 (6.5 GB)
San Diego: 29-34 (8.0 GB)
Los Angeles: 27-35 (9.5 GB)

On to the odds!

Baseball Prospectus: 86.4 wins, 75.6 losses, 54....

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