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Old 08-09-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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It looks as if A.J. Burnett may end a couple of personal streaks, namely 4 seasons in a row with an ERA over 4.00 and 2 straight over 5.00.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Another streak which appears likely to end this season....

It has been 79 years since a Washington based ML team has been in the post season.

We have to go back to 1933 when the original Senators won 99 games before losing 4-1 to the NY Giants in the WS.

So it was another 26 seasons of original Senator futility, followed by 11 seasons of the moved to Texas Senators, and another seven seasons of the Nats.

Now the Nats are 72-41, .621 ball with a 98.8% chance of making the post season.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Pirates have been a rocky 2-6 in their last eight games.

As of this morning they are 65-28, 16 wins short of the magic 81 with 44 games left to play. That means that they can still play .364 ball (16-28) the rest of the way and win 81 games to break the streak.

Because of their recent woes, I need them to go 16-8 , .666 ball, over their next 24 games in order to meet my September 12th forecast.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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As of this morning they are 65-28
Well they would be on pace to win 113 games if this was actually their record, and it woulnd't be August 17th either
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Well they would be on pace to win 113 games if this was actually their record, and it woulnd't be August 17th either
You didn't hear? The Commissioner ruled that they tried so hard in twenty two of their losses that he was throwing them out. He further ruled that in their three losses to the Giants, they were unfairly done in by Melkey's extra testosterone, so those losses were tossed as well. So instead of 65-53, they became 65-28.

Try and keep up with the news.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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You didn't hear? The Commissioner ruled that they tried so hard in twenty two of their losses that he was throwing them out. He further ruled that in their three losses to the Giants, they were unfairly done in by Melkey's extra testosterone, so those losses were tossed as well. So instead of 65-53, they became 65-28.

Try and keep up with the news.
Good ole Bud. I will tell Marka to strip me of my moderator status as I am clearly not plugged in enough to hear such news....
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:27 PM
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Pirates are 1-2 since I began the countdown, .333 ball....hey, maybe they can finish below .500.

Last year I noted that Pittsburgh's greatest mistake was not scheduling more games against Houston. That has been even more critical this season as the Pirates are 9-2 against the Astros with six more games to play.

What will happen to the Pittsburgh next year when Houston moves to the AL West and is no longer available to be the Pirates' punching bag?
Maybe the Mariners will make it to the playoffs for once. I haven't seen them in the playoffs since 2001.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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When I began this thread on August 1st the Pirates were at 60-40.

Since then they have gone 10-18 and are still 11 games away from win # 81. If they could somehow manage to go 10-20 the rest of the way, they push the losing seasons streak to 20.

My selection of Septemeber 12th as the clinching day is clearly out the window. filihok had the most distant projection, September 19th, but even that now requires the Pirates to go 11-5 over their next 16 games.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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The first will be ending in just a few more days.

Coming into 2012, Philadelphia had improved its season win total for five consecutive years, hitting their peak of 102 wins last season. The Phillies would need to win 57 more games to reach the 103 wins needed to keep the streak alive, and presently have but 59 games left on their schedule. I'm thinking Philadelphia won't be able to go 57-2 down the stretch, so we can kiss the streak goodbye.

The other is less certain, but getting more probable every day. The Pirates have won 60 games with 58 remaining to play. That means that they only need to win 21 more to snap their record 19 straight losing seasons. They can go 21-37, .362 ball the rest of the way and still be a .500 club. In that they have been playing .570 ball so far in 2012, a collapse of that magnitude seems unlikely.

In previous seasons I have invited the board members to offer guesses as to what day the Pirates would lose # 82 and sustain their losing seasons streak. In the spirit of fair play, I now solicit guesses as to what day Pittsburgh will win # 81 and vanquish the streak. If they win their next 22 in a row they will win #81 on August 22 against the Brewers at home. I think that is asking too much. After rigorous oraculating, I look for the big win on September 12th against the Reds in Cincinnati.

I'll contact the City Data administration about arranging one of those 5 grand giveaways for the poster who comes the closest to the exact day. I'm sure that they will get into the spirit of it.
You forgot the other streak

The Phillies missing the playoffs for the first time after making it for five straight years.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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The Pirates managed to win two out of three from their favorite whipping boys the Astros, but otherwise have lost all five of their other games since winning their 70th.

Today they took it on the nose 12-2 at the hands of that NL East Titan, the Cubs. Chicago got twelve hits and a huge assist from the Pirates who chipped in four free passes and 7-Count Em-7 errors, four fumbled grounders and three bad throws. Where before it seemed ridiculous that Pittsburgh could miss out on the .500 season, now they only need to go an obtainable 8-17 over their last 25 and they can start '13 aiming for the 21st consecutive losing season.
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