With 12 games remaining before the All-star game, there’s a good chance Pittsburgh will surpass its 2010 win total prior to the break. Then again, after what happened the past two seasons, seemingly no one associated with the Pirates is getting too caught up with where they sit in the standings during July. Maybe in 2011, first place — no matter the point of the season — was cause for elation.
“It’s definitely something we notice and take pride in, but we’re nowhere near the finish line yet,” Jones said. “We’re in a good spot, a good place we want to be, but we’ve got to keep it going.