The Pittsburgh Pirates’ pre-season prospect is at the bottom.
In the National League Central Division, the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals were expected to compete for the division title. Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs are predicted to have a winning rate of less than 50%.
But early on, Pittsburgh had a blast. Pre-season expectations were wrong. Not only Pittsburgh’s blast, but also the downfall of the St. Louis Cardinals, the eternal championship candidate. The Cardinals’ slump is the first in 49 years since 1974. Milwaukee is the only team that has not fallen below 50% and has maintained normal performance.
Due to Pittsburgh’s unexpected early change, the club also extended the contract period of coach Derek Selton by one year to prevent the lame duck. However, he gradually returned to his expected performance before the season. From the Chicago Cubs expedition on the 14th to the home series finale against the Cubs on the 22nd, they fell into a 9-game losing streak. The performance also fell from a tie for first place on May 21st to fourth place during a 9-game losing streak.
On the 22nd (Korean time), they lost 3-8 against the Cubs and became 34-39. 43-year-old starter Rich Hill failed to break the team’s losing streak, giving up five runs (three earned runs) on four hits, two walks, and four strikeouts in 5.2 innings. The other line showed a miracle of scoring 3 points with only 2 hits on this day, but the weak offense did not improve. He was content with breaking his scoreless streak of 25 consecutive innings by scoring on Josh Palacio’s timely double in the second inning. 2 runs in the 7th inning jumped on an error. Bae Ji-hwan, who played as a top hitter, dropped his batting average to 0.254 with no hits in 4 at-bats.
The NL Central is a district where the runner-up team cannot secure a wild card postseason ticket. It’s just a win win. On this day, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 to record a season-high 11 consecutive wins. The Reds’ 11-game winning streak is the first feat in 66 years since 1957.
It is not unusual for the Reds, who were expected to be at the bottom with Pittsburgh before the season, to have a blast. With 40 wins and 35 losses, it was 1.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers (38 wins and 36 losses), who lost 5-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks that day. The central NL is in a state of confusion with three teams, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, taking first place. Therefore, the district championship cannot be predicted easily.스포츠토토
With 31 wins and 44 losses, the difference between St. Louis and Cincinnati, which has 13 games missing from the 50% odds ratio, is 9.0. This is a stage we cannot give up yet. I wonder if the club sets up a seller policy ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.