Karstens has seven wins.

Pittsburgh is four games over .500 this late in the year since 1992. I don't care what happens the rest of the way. This is a triumph. This is better than I expected. Granted, my expectations were low. I thought a twelve game improvement versus 2010 would be a good bump up. It would be nice to think this team will contend this year. I don't pretend to be optimistic that Pittsburgh will be playing meaningful contests come September. But I'm reminded of Willie Stargell's quote: "I love September, especially when we are in it." If this team can be four games over .500 on July 5, then maybe - just maybe - September won't belong to the Steelers.

This game played out like many others. Good pitching and just enough offense to get by. Jeff Karsten pitched into the se...

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