Are the Pirates pressing?
September, 21, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
For a Pittsburgh Pirates team that hasn't been in the thick of a playoff race this late in the season in two decades, it's understandable if they're feeling some added pressure right now.
That being said, if the Pirates fail to win the National League Central and are forced to settle for a Wild Card berth, all the hope and promise that arose out of this season could largely be forgotten if they then lose the one-game Wild Card playoff. And right now, some of that pressure is starting to show.