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Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 Keys to Getting Back into the MLB Wild Card Race
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Andrew McCutchen (22) and the Pirates celebrate a win against the Astros.

A month and a half into the season and the Pirates sit at a better-than-the-record-shows 16-18.  The Pirates have won their last two series in a row and five of the ten so far this season with a four-game split against the Braves.

Now you may look at that and basically see they should be about .500, which should be the case, but the Pirates grueling nine-game road trip near the beginning of the season saw them pull out only three games and lose six, which put them behind the 8-ball to start.

Since that point, the Pirates have crawled to a very respectable 13-12 record and have shown signs of promise whether that be in the starting rotation, the bullpen, defensively or even the bats.

What do the Pirates need to do to continue making a push to get back into the race?  The simple answer is win, but I will be examining five different things that the Pirates MUST do.

 

You can follow Andrew Mease on twitter @asmease.

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