Tuesday, the Pirates defeated the Brewers, 4-3, for their 81st win of the year. The victory, ensuring the club of its first non-losing season since 1992, improved Pittsburgh’s overall record to 81-57. The 81 wins through 138 games are the most for the team since the ’91 club had 82.
My opinion is that their next win–the 82nd is much more important. That win will ensure a WINNING season. The Pirates have been playing like winners and will likely make the playoffs. Whatever the result of this season, the team, the fans, the owners will have a renewed winning tradition to follow.