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The gauntlet

We know the schedule for the rest of the month is brutal, and the record the Pirates compile during this will likely determine whether or not the team will contend in August and September.

July Schedule

Date

Opponent

Pitt Pitcher

Opp Pitcher

18th

Cincinnati

McDonald

Willis

19th

Cincinnati

Morton

Leake

20th

Cincinnati

Karstens

Cueto

22nd

St. Louis

Maholm

Carpenter

23rd

St. Louis

Correia

Garcia

24th

St. Louis

 

 

25th

Atlanta

 

 

26th

Atlanta

 

 

27th

Atlanta

 

 

28th

Atlanta

 

 

29th

Philadelphia

 

 

30th

Philadelphia

 

 

31st

Philadelphia

 

 

 

I would like to see the Pirates compile a 6-7 or 7-6 record. That, I believe, is a realistic expectation. The starting staff will be the key variable, as it has all season.

Insert cliche:

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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