'The worst loss of the season.'
Apparently, that's what some Pirates fans are calling last night's 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.
You know, not like that 13-0 loss to St. Louis was bad. Or the 14-inning loss in St. Louis August 13. Those were worse, and will impact the Pirates' postseason prospects more than any one-run loss to San Diego.
Charlie Morton isn't worried, and you shouldn't be either. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Primarily, that's because the Pirates are about as close to being in the playoffs as a team can get without actually being in the playoffs. According to the Pirates' playoff odds, there are just about three universes out of 100 that would hold a scenario in which a service like Baseball Prospectus sees the Pirates missing the postseason.
And, following three...
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