Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Today we begin our series of previewing the Reds 2013 divisional opponents. The landscape of the NL Central is about the same as last year except for one glaring omission. The Houston Astros are now in the American League. We begin with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have become the division's tease in the past two years. Can they get over the hump in 2013? Just like in 2011, the Pirates got off to a hot start in 2012, but completely fell off the wagon late in the year and just barely ended up with another losing season. They actually led the division by a season-high two games after a win on July 5th and were a season-high 16 games over .500 as late as August 8th. This is where Zoltan would abandon them. From that point on, they finished the season 16-36 in their final 52 games. On September 28th, the Pirates were no-hit by Homer Bailey in a 1-0 loss to our beloved Cincinnat Reds for their 81st loss. Two days later, the Reds handed them their 82nd loss, securing them a 20th ...
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