The Pittsburgh Pirates are doing something that has never been done in team history. If the Bucs grab a win tonight or tomorrow, it would give the ball club something special. Fifty wins before the first of July has never been done in team history.
According to the game notes, the closest the club has come to winning 50 games thru the month of June was back in 1971. That club was a World Series Championship squad and they won their 50th game on July 1, en route to a 97-65 regular season record.
Can this 2013 team be that good? What we think it will come down to is how they play against the Chicago Cubs. The St. Louis Cardinals. The hated Reds. And the team that has destroyed them for such a long time, the Milwaukee Brewers.
It’s been a hell of a ride. The Bucs keep on winning and as we landed in Vegas last night to the scorching 108 heat it was a joy to see Twitter filled with messages about the Bucs. These red-hot, record-chasing Buccos.
No Pirates player has been hotter recently than Pedro Alvarez.
El Toro is riding an eleven game hitting streak. The homeruns keep piling up on our busy, photoshop-infused homerun tracker.
There is nothing like a red-hot ballclub. Right now it’s 117 on my vehicle temperature guage.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are hotter than that.
Keep me updated with your tweets tonight and as the temperature drops here in the desert, we trust it will keep rising for the fist place, record chasing Pittsburgh Pirates.