On July 26th, the Pirates defeated Houston 5-3 in Starling Marte’s MLB debut. The victory improved the Bucs’ record to 56-42.
From 7/26 to 9/26, they’ve played some pretty awful baseball. Just two short months later, the Pirates have managed to fall back under .500, and now this:
Although it started to sink in a few weeks ago that the playoffs were out of reach, it’s finally official tonight: the Bucs are mathematically eliminated from the 2012 postseason.
186 days until Opening Day 2013!!!