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Week In Review: Pirates Revert Back, Polanco Stays Down, Draft News Picks Up

Week In Review: Pirates Revert Back, Polanco Stays Down, Draft News Picks Up

If you want a summary of the last week in 140 characters or less, then Ed Giles has you covered with this tweet from Saturday night.

https://twitter.com/InClementeWthr/status/467803244140695552

I don't know if I agree with the last sentence. I don't think the 2013 season and the 2014 season have to be linked. It's possible that 2013 was legit, and the performance this year is also separately legit. Then again, Ed might have just been talking about the actual performances against the Brewers and in interleague play. In those cases, the Pirates have fallen back into some bad trends recently.

This week they lost two of three to the Yankees, dropping their interleague record to 3-5 on the season. They're 2-1 at home, and 1-4 on the road. They also went 1-2 against the Brewers, dropping their season total to 2-8. I wrote about how they've returned to the time where they can't beat Milwaukee.

The encouraging thing is that they've been decent against everyone else, and close to a ...

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