Originally Posted by jp98
With the Brewers and Cardinals slumping...and the Pirates are really on a roll, I wouldn't be surprised if they are in first by the All-Star break.
With the Astros and Cubs coming up this week, it is very possible that they could be 4 or 5 games over .500 by the break. If guys come back from the DL, specifically Alvarez, Doumit, and Pearce, and start hitting the ball, it is not out of the question for them to make a run at the division title this year. The pitching has been stellar so far and the hitting has hurt them pretty much the whole year. If they can get some production out of their 1B, 3B, and RF positions, I don't see any reason why they shouldn't keep up their winning ways.
Good days to be a Pirate fan right now. Looking like my 72-75 win prediction may end up being low
Looking for - Jose Osuna, Clay Holmes, Alex Dickerson, Luis Heredia, Josh Bell, and Gerrit Cole