SOUTH HILL – The Pirates will remarkably enter September with meaningful baseball to be played despite an assortment of injuries, missed opportunities to upgrade the roster (though the folks inside 115 Federal St. might disagree), and general craziness.
The final month of the season will determine many significant things like whether back-to-back winning seasons are captured, like whether the Pirates can do something they didn’t a year ago – win the division – and, if not, whether they can fit in a wild card spot (and if so can they capture home-field advantage for the wild card game which is critical?).
Never is the schedule more important than it is September. So do you want the good news or the bad news?