While teams are battling to hold on or reach the postseason, one big question continues to haunt: Can the Pittsburgh Pirates reach the end of the season before they are overtaken by the .500 mark?
Yesterday, the Pirates had a 6-1 lead before the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the 5th inning, then hit his first career grand slam in the 6th to lead Cubs to a football-like 13-9 win. For Rizzo, it was his first muti-homer game, his first six-RBI game, and his first curtain call for the Cubs (!) who have taken five of the last six against Pittsburgh.
The Pirates have lost 8-of-10, 14-of-20, and 21-of-30.
On August 8, the Pirates were 63-47 (.573). Since that date, they are 10-25 (.286), the worst record in the NL, only the Indians 10-26 (.278) have a worse record.
Here’s the remainder of Pirates schedule:
|146||146||Monday, Sep 17||PIT||@||CHC||8:05 pm|
|147||147||Tuesday, Sep 18||PIT||MIL||7:05 pm|
|148||148||Wednesday, Sep 19||PIT||MIL||7:05 pm|
|149||149||Thursday, Sep 20||PIT||MIL||4:05 pm|
|150||150||Friday, Sep 21||PIT||@||HOU||8:05 pm|
|151||151||Saturday, Sep 22||PIT||@||HOU||7:05 pm|
|152||152||Sunday, Sep 23||PIT||@||HOU||2:05 pm|
|153||153||Monday, Sep 24||PIT||@||NYM||7:10 pm|
|154||154||Tuesday, Sep 25||PIT||@||NYM||7:10 pm|
|155||155||Wednesday, Sep 26||PIT||@||NYM||7:10 pm|
|156||156||Thursday, Sep 27||PIT||@||NYM||1:10 pm|
|157||157||Friday, Sep 28||PIT||CIN||7:05 pm|
|158||158||Saturday, Sep 29||PIT||CIN||7:05 pm|
|159||159||Sunday, Sep 30||PIT||CIN||1:35 pm|
|160||160||Monday, Oct 1||PIT||ATL||7:05 pm|
|161||161||Tuesday, Oct 2||PIT||ATL||7:05 pm|
|162||162||Wednesday, Oct 3||PIT||ATL||12:35 pm|