Originally Posted by PumpFak3First
Do the Pirates play any good teams? These guys are running so +EV so far this year. How soft can their schedule get? And they avoid Lincecum who has found his game a little.
Past month they have played 3 legit teams, actually 2 (I don't consider the Cards legit, some of you may) 2 legit teams! Reds & Orioles. What did they go in those games? 1-5. God their schedule is soft. Glad to see their last 10 games of the season are against the Mets, Reds, & Braves. If they are neck and neck with us down the stretch we'll see how ****ing good the Pirates are then. They are cleaning house against their soft schedule. Won't have that luxury down the stretch where the men separate from the boys.
We avoided Lincecum this past time. We avoid Strasburg twice....avoided Kershaw, avoid Johan and Dickey. Played Dodgers without Kemp and Ethier. Played Braves without Chipper and McCann.
Schedule tougher but we've been fortunate catching teams like that.
Gotta play good ball. If we don't make the playoffs because the Pirates beat us out....then we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.