Welcome to the second half of the season

Here are the National League Central Division standings after 81 games: 

NL Central standings 070512Since May 1st, the Pirates are 35-23. That’s the best record in the entire National League. (h/t: reader Devon)

At Baseball Prospectus, the Pirates have a 35% chance of making the playoffs based on their record right now, their remaining schedule, their performance thus far, and the PECOTA projections for the team. 

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.