Forecasting the Immediate Futures in the NL Central: AKA, Know Your Enemies

I asked on Twitter if any of you would have interest in seeing how the NL Central is going to take shape over the next several seasons. A whole bunch of you said yes, so here it is.

Pirates End Road Trip with Huge 4-3 Win over Cubs

The Pirates first long road trip of the season sure had its ups-and-downs as the Pirates were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers and headed to Chicago where they won the first two games of the series and then lost by three touchdowns on Saturday. After all of that, the Pirates managed to win the seriesContinue reading “Pirates End Road Trip with Huge 4-3 Win over Cubs”

Pirates Put An Exclamation Point On Their 100 Loss Season

10-1-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Last night versus a dismantled Chicago Cubs lineup-one without Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant-the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their 100th game in the 2021 season; the 9th of its kind in their 140 year franchise history, and the first since 2010. Now, it’s not likeContinue reading “Pirates Put An Exclamation Point On Their 100 Loss Season”

Pirates Win After An Appearance From The So-Called Bad Mitch Keller

9-29-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) I’ve written and said almost everything I possibly could about the journey of Mitch Keller; from former top prospect in all of Major League Baseball to polarizing starter for your Pittsburgh Pirates. At the end of 2020 when Keller went on his 11 inning no-hit streak,Continue reading “Pirates Win After An Appearance From The So-Called Bad Mitch Keller”

Shelton Can’t Win, And Neither Can The Pirates

9-5-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Immediately after Pirates lost their third game in a row to Cubs at Wrigley Field, on a BS call I might add, Pittsburgh Manager Derek Shelton was required to address the question as to why the team’s most effective reliever, David Bednar, did not pitch inContinue reading “Shelton Can’t Win, And Neither Can The Pirates”

The Pirates Ran The Gamut Against The Cubs. Keller, Not Kuhl And A Difo Drop

9-3-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Heading into last night’s game I was already dreading the game recap that would follow due to Mitch Keller’s start being pushed back a day, making it fall right in line with mine and Gary’s little rotation. Since being recalled from his demotion to Triple-A IndianapolisContinue reading “The Pirates Ran The Gamut Against The Cubs. Keller, Not Kuhl And A Difo Drop”