The Pirates missed a chance to get to .500 with their 6-5 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. A win would have made them 15-15. .500 is a benchmark that is important for Pirates fans who have waited nearly two decades for the team to have a winning season, but Bucs manager Clint Hurdle isn't concerned about it:
"I can understand why .500 might have significance to some people," he said before the game. "But I keep saying it: I'm not getting T-shirts printed up! I'm not going to do it! That's not what we're about. We're not trying to be a .500 team or the team that breaks the streak."