Friday night's game against Houston had a calming effect of sorts. It returned us to normalcy, I suppose.
The Pirates' seventh consecutive loss left the team with a 40-55 record, finally propelling our black and gold into a statistical dead heat with the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central's basement. The Reds, at 41-56, are also 13.5 games behind first-place Milwaukee entering play Saturday. At 41-55, the Astros are 13 back and in sole possession of fourth place.
What a sorry lot this is.
The game wasn't televised locally in Pittsburgh---why that is, I do not know---and so to get my baseball fix, I was forced to watch the MLB.TV archive version of the FSN Houston feed. I fired up the laptop and planned to watch an inning or three before bed.
Boy oh boy was I surprised.
It's gotten to t...
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