Leave it to Andrew McCutchen to provide an ounce of perspective following the Pirates' first-ever NLDS loss.

"One team had to win, one team had to lose," the Pirates center fielder said. "We're the team that had to lose tonight."

Hey, it's not deep, but it's true. The playoffs create a cauldron for The Narrative™ to emerge, no matter what that narrative is. And there is no better source of HOT SPORTS TAKES than the ESPN Twitter account, run by a line-break-happy monkey pumped up on artificial testosterone.

https://twitter.com/espn/status/385907750636900352

Logic takes a permanent holiday for ESPN social media.

Fact is, the Pirates can very easily even up the NLDS and force the Cardinals to play two games in suddenly-foreboding PNC Park. Game 2 will start a mere 18 hours afte...

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