Through 114 games this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates remain on track for a playoff berth in the National League. Despite having multiple opportunities to fold, the Bucs have remained resilient in their quest to put years of losing behind them.
As the Pirates enter the home stretch, the good news for this team is that it still has a good chunk of games remaining against the likes of the Astros, Cubs and Padres. The bad news is pretty much all games against teams other than these three will be tough sledding.
The Pirates' remaining schedule includes multiple series against divisional rivals, annual nemeses and the ghosts of Jerry Meals and Sid Bream.