I think we all agreed back in late June and early July that the Pirates' pitching staff was due for some serious regression...but holy cow, it's been a lot worse than I thought it'd be.
16-40 since July 25th is unreal...and apparently historic.
In the modern history of Major League Baseball that began in 1900, no team has fared worse than these Pirates after holding first place through 100 games. Actually, no team has even come close. The Pirates' 16-40 record down the stretch makes for a .286 winning percentage. Next-worst was the 1977 Chicago Cubs, who went 60-40 to lead their division through 100 games, then went 21-41 for a .339 winning percentage.