Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 6/4/13
The worst part about being a Pirate fan is the little voice in the back of my head that pops out at the worst times to say, "Same old Pirates! Same old Pirates!" Before today the Pirates were 4-1 in extra inning games and had won 10 of their last 12 (by my count) one-run games. Guys like Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon might tip the odds in your favor in those sorts of games, but never quite that much. The Pirates are closing up a stretch of ten straight games against tough teams and they will, at the very worst, go 4-6 over that stretch. The bullpen is overworked after throwing ten innings on Monday and even though it seems like there's plenty of talent in it, no one other than Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli has really stepped up to get big outs this year. These things happen. They do, they happen.  But these things don't happen to the Pirates without a whole lot of consternation, because teams don't have 20 straight losing seasons by just shaking off five losses in six games, a...
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