About a week ago, after the Pirates lost their first game to the Cubs, my dad made a comment about how far 82 wins seemed from 72, even with a lot of the season left. My response was that even 74 or 75 wins would seem a lot closer. The Pirates obviously haven't won a game since that conversation and now 74 or 75 wins seems like it's about a million miles away today.
AJ Burnett pitches against Homer Bailey tonight in a game that still somehow has playoff implications, as the Dodgers, Cardinals, and Pirates freefall towards the Brewers and Cardinals. First pitch at 7:10. Watch at your own risk.