Let's get this out of the way: booooooo!!!!!
Click here to check out my preview on the Bucco's hitters and bullpen. Here's my preview of the Pirates starting pitcher and prediction for the finale.
On the Mound
Paul Maholm: Maholm is a groundballing lefty who operates in the high 80s with good command and low strikeout rates. He's benefited from low BABIPs for the last season-plus, but regardless he's a solid mid-rotation guy. He and Lannan are actually quite similar pitchers, though Maholm's a little better.
Season Record: 24-12
I didn't get a preview up yesterday because of a minor child-rearing emergency. So from here on out my record will be one game behind the team's in the number of games played.
Anyway, how can you pick this team to win any games at this point? Sorry Lannan, I'm calling it Buccos 7-5.