The Pittsburgh Pirates currently trail the NL Central by four games. They are also 7.5 games back of the second wild card spot. With an off-day today, it seems like a good time to check their remaining schedule for the season.
The Pirates won't have another day off until August 31st and then they play straight through for the next 13 days. So from August 15th until September 13th, they play 29 games in 30 days. The schedule isn't as grueling after that point. From September 14th until October 1st, they play 15 games in 18 days and the only road trips are Cincinnati and Washington, so the travel won't be bad either.
The NL Central is led by the Chicago Cubs right now. The Pirates played them seven times the rest of the way. Three of those games are later this month in Chicago and the...
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