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 Manage Zero Runs As Cardinals Dominate

4-8-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Every time my number is called to do the game recap for our site, I start to experience the same emotions I imagine a candidate running for office must feel; as they prepare for an impending victory or concession speech. Just before the game starts, inContinue reading “Pirates Manage Zero Runs As Cardinals Dominate”

The Pirates 83rd Loss Of The Season Felt A Little Different Than The Other 82

8-29-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) In a season where the Pirates are well on their way to 100 losses, there are going to come from behind victories similar to the one on Thursday night, high and low scoring affairs where Pittsburgh comes out on top less often than competitive teams aroundContinue reading “The Pirates 83rd Loss Of The Season Felt A Little Different Than The Other 82”

Keller Blows It, Then The Pirates Blow Up

8-26-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) As I sat there watching the first six and a half innings of the Pirates game versus the Cardinals on Thursday night, the game recap I was scheduled to write began to develop in my mind; and for the most part it had a somewhat familiarContinue reading “Keller Blows It, Then The Pirates Blow Up”

Pirates Win Second Straight Over Cardinals 5-4, Peters Shines

Earlier today I wrote about young pitchers and how their growth is tracking. Dillon Peters name came up, but not because I had enough to honestly evaluate the kid. Tonight he added another good start to his resume. Tossing 5 innings of 1 run ball and probably had more in the tank if I’m honest. Really looks in command which wasn’t the book on him. His recent outings

Pirates Surprise The Streaking Cardinals

8-21-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Winners of 7 out of their last 9 games, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a familiar place; in the midst of a hunt for the playoffs, as they sat only a few games outside a Wild Card bid behind the San Diego Padres andContinue reading “Pirates Surprise The Streaking Cardinals”