Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Think about how big a two-game deficit feels in the division right now. It feels almost insurmountable with seven games left. If the Pirates win today, they can have the exact same lead on the Reds for the right to host the wild card game, except with only six games left instead of seven. This is the last regular season game at PNC Park, and it is, of course, the biggest game in the 13-year history of the park. That's what's important today. When this series started, I said that the Pirates needed to get two out of three and they can do that today. The details of how they got there are unimportant. Seriously. They are. For most of this series the Pirates have been the better team on the field, and so that needs to continue today.  Jeff Locke will get the start for the Pirates, which of course gives me the howling fantods. He's looked a little better since his brief minor league hiatus, but really, only one of the three starts he's made since then has looked all that good. Pr...
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