Last week I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates needed a big week against the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals in order to remain in the playoff hunt. The Pirates responded well, taking 4 of 6 against those teams, and winning both series. That pulled them closer to the playoffs, but according to the latest projections, there is still work to be done.

The playoff odds and projections come from the top three projection sites: Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and Here are the latest projections.

Baseball Prospectus: 84.0 wins, 34.3% chance to make playoffs

The Baseball Prospectus odds went up about 13 percentage points, and saw the Pirates adding an extra win. They have the Pirates as the seventh best contender in the NL, making BP the only projection...

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