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Next Nine Games; Hot streak???
May 14th, 2018 at 11:15am
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Two games against the White Sox at home; Four games against  the Padres at home; and three games against Reds on the road. The Sox are 10-27; the Padres are 16-26 and the Reds are 14-27, for  a combined 40-80. Time for a hot streak before ten games with the Cards and the Cubs?
  
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Reply #1 - May 14th, 2018 at 11:25am
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I been talking about this stretch of games for awhile now and I’m with you it’s important that the Pirates stack a bunch of wins during the 9 game stretch the next 10 days or so. I think worst case scenario they need to go 6-3 in these 9 games. That would put them at 29-20 at just about the 50 game mark going into those series here on Memorial Day weekend with both the Cards and Cubs. So definitely need to stack some wns this next week or so. I will be extremely disappointed if the Pirates don’t go at least 6-3 in this stretch of games. There is really no reason they shouldn’t.
  
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Reply #2 - May 14th, 2018 at 12:59pm
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Steady Freddy wrote on May 14th, 2018 at 11:25am:
I been talking about this stretch of games for awhile now and I’m with you it’s important that the Pirates stack a bunch of wins during the 9 game stretch the next 10 days or so. I think worst case scenario they need to go 6-3 in these 9 games. That would put them at 29-20 at just about the 50 game mark going into those series here on Memorial Day weekend with both the Cards and Cubs. So definitely need to stack some wns this next week or so. I will be extremely disappointed if the Pirates don’t go at least 6-3 in this stretch of games. There is really no reason they shouldn’t.


I would agree with you except that Baseball doesn’t work that way.

We should roll on paper, but we’re seeing the kid for the White Sox who shut us down, and playing  in the phone booth in Cincy always makes me nervous.
I’ll take 5-4 and anything better than that is gravy
  
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Reply #3 - May 14th, 2018 at 1:09pm
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I know anything can happen but the Pirates have done a great job so far beating the bad teams and the teams they should beat. And in a tight division like this where every win matters  going 6-3 instead of 5-4 in this stretch can make a big difference.
  
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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2018 at 6:03pm
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I'm agreeing on this week ... 6 games at home vs. the Tight Sox and Pads. Gotta be 4-2, at least.

Not so confident about 3 games next week in Cincy. Haven't they won about 5 in a row, including 3 straight in LA? That will not be easy.
  
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Reply #5 - May 14th, 2018 at 8:40pm
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Actually 6 in row. Heard that from Scooter Gennett on ml b radio.
  
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Reply #6 - May 17th, 2018 at 4:35pm
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Pirates start this 9 game stretch 2-0. Our record is now 25-17 which is a .595 winning percentage which equates to 96.43 wins or so over the course of a season. Not bad, not bad at all.
  
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Reply #7 - May 17th, 2018 at 5:30pm
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You were the crazy optimist in the season prediction thread when you said 92 wins, and now it looks like we have a chance to blow past that total.  Got to give some credit to the FO for swapping out Cutch and Cole for some quality baseball players.
  
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Reply #8 - May 17th, 2018 at 10:12pm
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26-17 is about a .605 winning percentage which equates to 97.95 or 98 wins for a full season Unbelievable! Dickerson and Moran have been great pickups!
  
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Reply #9 - May 18th, 2018 at 10:27am
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Roberto218 wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
26-17 is about a .605 winning percentage which equates to 97.95 or 98 wins for a full season Unbelievable! Dickerson and Moran have been great pickups!

There are 119 games left to play and right now the Pirates only have to go 60-59 to win 86 games which you would think worst case scenario would put you right there for 1 of the 2 wildcard spots. So if this team just plays right at or slightly above .500 the rest of the way they are gonna finish with a win total in the mid 80’s which just might be good enough to make the playoffs.
  
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Reply #10 - May 18th, 2018 at 10:33am
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Steady Freddy wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 10:27am:
Roberto218 wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
26-17 is about a .605 winning percentage which equates to 97.95 or 98 wins for a full season Unbelievable! Dickerson and Moran have been great pickups!

There are 119 games left to play and right now the Pirates only have to go 60-59 to win 86 games which you would think worst case scenario would put you right there for 1 of the 2 wildcard spots. So if this team just plays right at or slightly above .500 the rest of the way they are gonna finish with a win total in the mid 80’s which just might be good enough to make the playoffs.


just hope the pitching doesn't finally unravel like it did a few years ago.  It's hard to remember that the '16 team was 29-22 at the end of May.
  
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Reply #11 - May 18th, 2018 at 11:25am
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SammyKhalifa wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 10:33am:
Steady Freddy wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 10:27am:
Roberto218 wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
26-17 is about a .605 winning percentage which equates to 97.95 or 98 wins for a full season Unbelievable! Dickerson and Moran have been great pickups!

There are 119 games left to play and right now the Pirates only have to go 60-59 to win 86 games which you would think worst case scenario would put you right there for 1 of the 2 wildcard spots. So if this team just plays right at or slightly above .500 the rest of the way they are gonna finish with a win total in the mid 80’s which just might be good enough to make the playoffs.


just hope the pitching doesn't finally unravel like it did a few years ago.  It's hard to remember that the '16 team was 29-22 at the end of May.



I think we have better depth than we did then,  with Keller, Kingham, and others.
  
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Reply #12 - May 18th, 2018 at 11:46am
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wvbucco wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 11:25am:
SammyKhalifa wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 10:33am:
Steady Freddy wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 10:27am:
Roberto218 wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
26-17 is about a .605 winning percentage which equates to 97.95 or 98 wins for a full season Unbelievable! Dickerson and Moran have been great pickups!

There are 119 games left to play and right now the Pirates only have to go 60-59 to win 86 games which you would think worst case scenario would put you right there for 1 of the 2 wildcard spots. So if this team just plays right at or slightly above .500 the rest of the way they are gonna finish with a win total in the mid 80’s which just might be good enough to make the playoffs.


just hope the pitching doesn't finally unravel like it did a few years ago.  It's hard to remember that the '16 team was 29-22 at the end of May.



I think we have better depth than we did then,  with Keller, Kingham, and others.


I agree. I kind of thought the 2016 team was winning with smoke and mirrors early on in the year. I think this team has some staying power for a few reasons:

1. Additions of Dickerson and Moran.
2. Depth of the rotation...no true #1, but a lot of guys you can be confident can give you a good start
3. Strong bullpen
4. Strong defensively. Mercer and Moran aren't going to make any highlight reels, but they make the plays they should. So does Harrison. Bell has been decent at first. Polanco has been better. Dickerson doesn't have a lot of range, but he's far from a statue out there. And Marte, when he gets back, is GG caliber.
5. Strong behind the plate...Cervelli is having a great start to the year. And Diaz is as good a backup as we've had in years. I doubt there is a better backup catcher in baseball than him.

This team may not win the division, but I'm thrilled to have been wrong about them. I thought they would easily lose 90 and potentially 100. Being on pace to WIN 100 is exciting! Heck, I'm thinking of buying tickets and coming out for five games this summer.
  
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Reply #13 - May 18th, 2018 at 11:56am
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Yea I don’t think this start is a fluke like that start in 2016. The Pirates had John Jaso playing 1st base everyday in 2016 and they don’t have garbage like that on this roster this year that Clint is playing everyday. This team can hit and I definitely don’t expect then to fade like the team did in 2016.
  
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Reply #14 - May 18th, 2018 at 12:05pm
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Doesn't feel like it, but it also doesn't seem like we have the star power to be a superteam either.  But I think we'll stay pretty good through the season
  
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