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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates: Recent Series (Probably) Told a Tale

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Pittsburgh Pirates just finished a series against the Milwaukee Brewers, 0-3. Although they are unlikely to lose every season series, or suffer a sweep in every series loss, the story that was told was not a pretty one. Based on the grid that I posited the other day, the Pirates will not be even a .500 team this year. The series loss by itself drops them to 11-10.

The hitting was spotty—only 10 runs in three games. The pitching was worse: 17 runs in those three games. Still, the Pirates could have won two out of three games with those raw scores: 1-10, 7-6, 2-1. (To get these hypothetical scores, I subtracted four runs from the first game, and added two apiece to the second and third.) But they didn't, losing two one-r...

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