2013 World Series Playoff Team - Pittsburgh Pirates
The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates endured ups, downs, and 20 years of pressure to finally earn a winning season for their city and fans. Better yet, the Pittsburgh Pirates NL Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Reds has put the team into its first playoff series since they lost the 1992 National League Championship Series (NLCS) in seven games to the Atlanta Braves. The Pirates will face the St. Louis Cardinals, who they defeated in their season series but lost to in the National League Central race. The Cardinals finished with the best record in the National League and are the top seed in the 2013 National League Postseason, so the NL Wild Card victory for the Pirates mean they must now defeat their division rivals in a best of five series.
Led by NL MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen, the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series chances hinge on an opportunistic offense doing just enough to support a well above-average pitching staff. The top-five bullpen carried the team through the first half of the year, and the starting pitchers have finished strong this season. Free agent signing Francisco Liriano and staff leader AJ Burnett have brought veteran savvy necessary to help homegrown talents Charlie Morton and Gerrit Cole perform in the high-pressure playoff race. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli have anchored the bullpen as lock down closers. And the entire staff has leaned on the leadership and defensive prowess of the team's biggest-ever free agent signing, catcher Russell Martin. With over 20 years of pent-up fervor among fans and a team capable of making a run to the 2013 World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates playoff tickets are flying out the door and reselling at record levels on the secondary market. Use SeatGeek ticket search and Deal Score to find the best value on 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates playoff ticket prices & see the Battlin' Buccos create new post-season memories for yourself!
While the only possible 2013 World Series opponent the Pittsburgh Pirates have played is the Oakland Athletics, their track records against possible 2013 NLCS opponents should also be considered for their MLB Championship hopes. But first, they have to get by division foes, the 2013 NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals.
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MLB Playoff Preview - Pittsburgh Pirates
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