Time to talk BREWERS!!!!
Guess we know how to beat the Brewers... be in last place lol...
not a pretty game for the Crew.... exception being 2 outstanding catches by Gamel, and a great putout by Braun ...
hope Cain's thumb therapy takes, if I remember correctly, took a couple sessions for Brauny
Yes, the Cubs have always been prohibitive favorites since they can afford a payroll $50-$150 mil. more than their division rivals like this year, thus better able to absorb injuries or bad contracts like Darvish etal! That's the facts of MLB! All the more sweeter when some team like the Brewers knocks them off!
I'm not sure you can count out anyone in the NL Central at this point. Tightest division in baseball. The Reds have a lot of talent and have been playing better baseball. If they didn't have that awful start to the season, they would be right in the thick of things too. I think least likely is Pittsburgh. Sitting at a run differential of -72, I'm not sure how they are so close to .500.
The Brewers are now -1 in run differential. I still don't know what that means, but I feel like it is telling me they are more lucky than good. Unfortunately, luck usually runs out. Just ask Aggy, he'll tell you.
Cincinnati is +48. The team can clearly score runs. If they figure some things out pitching wise, they could be dangerous yet this year.
I won't be surprised if the Brewers win the division. I also won't be surprised if they finish 4th.
Also agree with Chitown that the Cardinals can’t be counted out at this point. Losing their closer Hicks will hurt. That being said I get the distinct feeling the division will come down to the Cubs vs Brewers head to head matchups. I don’t get too excited if the Cubs go up a game or 2 in the division or too down if the Brewers get up a couple game because I’m pretty sure the division won’t be decided until the Cubs and Brewers are done playing each other.