Through 94 games this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-40. Their winning percentage stands at .574. In the National League, only the Nationals (55-39) and the Reds (55-40) have a better record.
In addition, the Pirates’ run differential stands at +42 and their expected record is 52-42. Their third-order winning percentage, which I will continue to examine, is .512. By these measures, the Pirates have been a very good baseball team. If you weren’t excited before, it’s time to get excited.
As for the title, I’m a history major; I couldn’t resist.