National League Central
A.J. Burnett lost Monday night. You can read it right there in the box score, in the game log, in the chronicle of that rain-fragmented game played against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has, however, won over these Pittsburgh Pirates for a second time.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to place center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list.
Takes a team, certainly. Yep — it takes every single guy in baseball.
This feels like Penguins season, huh? Well, at least that part before the playoff breakdown — you know, the part when general manager Ray Shero went out and cobbled together a club that was supposed to make a run toward a title.
Inhale this. All of it. Stop all the worry, halt the projections and cease all forms of the what-if game.
Dream big. Have ambition. Aspire to be the best. But don’t forget a dash of perspective along the way as these Pirates push through the remainder of July, into August and across September.
As the Pirates enter the All-Star break winners for the first time in nearly 20 years, Bucco Fever is raging through the ‘Burgh! The young team is selling out games and sparking a baseball revival across the city.