Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Stats Geek: The next nine are huge

Did you forget? It's Tuesday in baseball season which means that it must be Stat Geek day! His column today touches a bit on what I tried to say yesterday, that at 7-10 things can still go either way for these Buccos. His point is that this nine game homestand is going to be ginormous for the Pirates and I think he's right. I especially like this line:

The team doesn't need miracles, just a return to competence.
Of course he's referring to some of the ugly lines (Paulino, LaRoche, Duke, Maholm, Armas) from the first seventeen games, though the cynic in me would say we're battling against fourteen years of incompetence.