Avoiding 82

Avoiding 82

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Avoiding 82

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So the Pirates have lost something like a 1,000,000 of their last 1,000,001 games and they’re standing on the precipice of an unprecedented 18th consecutive losing season. When they clinch it, people are going to say a lot of very unkind things about the team, about the management, about the fans, about the franchise in general. Obviously the Pirates aren’t going to go 41-0 and break this skid this year, so all I’m asking for is this: let’s show a little pride and a little back bone and drag this thing out for as long as possible.

Four years ago, the Mets rolled in to PNC in early September just needing one win against the Pirates to clinch the NL East. They didn’t get it. Let’s relive a little bit of that magic this weekend, huh? Is it too much to ask?

Jeff Karstens and Mike Pelfrey. 7:05. Clemente/Cangelosi is this way is below.

Not sure what this is? Check here and here. Short version: in the comments pick the Pirates you think will be most and least valuable in today’s game. If you haven’t jumped aboard yet, it’s been a lot of fun so far and now’s as good a time as any to join in.

In today’s insanely depressing Pirate news, Argenis Diaz and Sean Gallagher were last night’s Clementes. Scores below include the update for both Wednesday and Thursday’s games:

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