Pirates-Astros: An Opportunity for the Bucs to Shine

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Tom Au in MLB
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Call me an optimist, but I think the Pittsburgh Pirates will "do well" on their next road series against the Houston Astros. This is in spite of the fact that Pittsburgh has Major League Baseball's worst road record, particularly against the National League Central. The Pirates have won only 18 games on the road this year. Only six have come against division rivals, and only three since the first week. But two of these have been against the Astros. One reason is that expectations are so low. Two out of three would be a fantastic result. One out of three would be "not so bad," all things considered. Three out of three, though unlikely, wouldn't be out of the question. The only unacceptable result at this stage of the game, would be another sweep. There are two reasons for the optimism. One ...

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