Hurdle's Pirates celebrated a milestone day on Saturday -- although neither he nor they were aware of it. By taking the field with a record of 37-32, the Pirates were marking their 20th day of the season above .500 and, more significantly, Day No. 72 on the winning side in the last two seasons combined.
The significance? In the eight prior seasons through 2010, the Bucs had been above .500 for a total of 71 days.