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Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington intimated earlier this week to anyone who would listen that this week would be “pivotal” (his words) in determining how the club would proceed with the trade deadline looming.
While the validity of that statement is certainly debatable, Huntington would certainly say “so far, so good” after the club took two of three against the Washington Nationals to give them wins in three of their last four overall.
Now the fun begins.
The Milwaukee Brewers come into town for the ultra-rare five game series. If you follow Huntington’s logic, these five games carry more weight than any others going forward. Five games against the division leader will cause many to stand up and take attention. If the Pittsburgh Pirates can pull a rabbit out of their collective hats and take four out of five, Huntington’s words may just carry an air of legitimacy.