The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh game in a row tonight. Call off the rest of the season. The collapse is starting. And all of the other things that are said any time the Pirates go in a slump.
Of course we could also look at how the Milwaukee Brewers lost seven in a row in early July. One month later, the Brewers find themselves in first place in the NL Central, sitting 2.5 games ahead of the Cardinals, and currently riding a five game winning streak. It's almost like a seven game losing streak in a 162 game season DOESN'T mean the end of the season.
So what does this losing streak mean?
For one, it means the Pirates are probably going to play poorly when they're missing their MVP, their starting second baseman, and their starting shortstop at various times. Andrew McCutc...
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