These Pirates are elite … in one category

These Pirates are elite … in one category

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Elias Diaz #32 and Felipe Vazquez #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates defeating the San Francisco Giants 9-3 at Oracle Park on September 11, 2019. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — What if I told you these 2019 Pirates are actually really, really good? Like, best-in-the-National-League good?

It's true ... as long as their opponent is bad — like these Giants, who are now 70-76 after losing to the Pirates, 6-3, Wednesday night at Oracle Park.

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