Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Pirates' Ship is Listing

Day by day now, Joey Porter's Pit Bulls are getting increasingly concerned the Pirates might finish below .500 for the season.  

Yesterday's listless loss to the forlorn, woebegone Houston Astros before a nice Labor Day crowd at PNC Park did nothing to encourage hope that a turnaround is in the works. 

The watch continues:

  • Right  now, for the season, with a record of 70-64, the Bucs are six games over .500. 
  • As of today, they would have to go 11-17 to finish the season at .500.
  • In August, they were 11-17, six games under .500.
  • They've lost 10 of their last 13 games. They've lost four in a row and are 0-3 in September.
  • So, at this pace, with 28 games to go, yes, it appears they could finish below .500 for the season -- yet again -- and what an ignominious, disappointing  and humiliating finish that would be.

C'mon, Buccos, right the ship, for crying out loud!  This team is still in the Wild-Card Race!

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