* The staff ERA of 4.21 since mid-July is best in the division and fifth in the National League.
Nothing arbitrary about that. Nothing at all.
We're going to hang our hats on our fielding percentage being fifth in the league?
Um, that would tend to suggest that nothing at all has changed, and that the Bucs are going to come crashing back to... not earth, since it's not like they're even out flying somewhere right now... to the asthenosphere, let's say. Rossi seems to think that the Pirates have magically acquired some sort of skill at winning one-run games.