The National League Wild Card will be decided Tuesday when the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates square off.
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If you are a Pittsburgh fan you are painfully aware that this team hasn't been in the postseason in what seems like forever. The Pirates had shown some playoff potential over the past few years but have stumbled over the latter part of the each season before finally breaking through in 2013. The Buccos did enjoy a stay at the top of the National League Central before yielding to St Louis but this team was probably more of a victim of playing in the toughest division in the National League. In the end the pitching dependent Pirates received enough from their arms to make due with what their clutch offense was able to put on the scoreboard. Left hander Francisco Liriano gets the ball in the Wild Card battle with with the Reds on Tuesday. Liriano has been a major reason the Pirates are in the postseason with his 16-8 record and 3.02 ERA.
I hate to go against Cueto who has out standing career numbers against Pittsburgh but I have been riding Liriano all season and Cueto has been mostly hurt. The Pirates at home in what is really a toss up for now...