Central W L PCT GB L10 STRK exW-L
CIN 11 8 0.579 0.0 6-4 W2 13-6
PIT 10 8 0.556 0.5 7-3 W3 9-9
STL 10 8 0.556 0.5 6-4 L1 11-7
MIL 9 8 0.529 1.0 7-3 W7 7-10
CHC 5 12 0.294 5.0 3-7 L3 7-10

Division notes:

— The Pirates won 3 of 4 from the Braves over the weekend. They travel to Philadelphia and St. Louis this week.

— The Cardinals lost to the Phillies on Sunday Night Baseball, splitting their 4-game series. They travel to Washington and host Pittsburgh this week.

Milwaukee started the season 2-8, but swept the Giants and the Cubs last week. They head to the west coast to face the Padres and Dodgers this week.

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  1. I wonder how long it’ll seem strange to me not seeing the Astros in the NL Central.

  2. We’re on pace for 94 wins. Pythag has us on pace for 110. Can’t complain about any of that! (Small sample disclaimer…)

  3. Impressive series for the Pirates. The Braves were the hottest team in the major leagues before that.

    • @Steve Mancuso: It certainly was impressive.

      I’m expecting to see the concern from some about the Pirates start any time now. I don’t see them as a major threat, just like last year.

      • @Hank Aarons Teammate:

        I actually am already worried about the pirates. As I noted a week or so ago, my gut feeling on the Central this season is that it will come down to the Pirates and whoever has less significant injuries, the Reds or the Cardinals. There’s something about this Pirates team that makes me think they have something working for them this year.

        I’m sure I’ll be proven wrong by the end of the season, I always am. But it’s already been running through my mind.

    • @Steve Mancuso:

      Baseball is a funny game. The hottest team one week can look like a bunch of scrubs the next.

      It’s a long season with 162 games, and in the end everyone ends up where they should be.

    • @Steve Mancuso: I hope the Reds are now forgiven for struggling against the Pirates – they’re not the only good team to do so this year. Hopefully the Pirates have a successful series against the Cardinals.

  4. I’m not sure which I like more, the Reds in first or the WLBs listed third.

  5. The Reds are in first. The Cubs are in last. The universe is aligned.

  6. It’s interesting to note how impressive Atlanta’s start has been from a defensive perspective. If you take their total runs allowed (44 in 18 games), divide that number by 9 (runs per inning) and then multiply by 6 (quality start definition), you get a ridiculous average of 1.63 runs every 6 innings.

    That’s not only an average of a “Quality Start” per game but bests it by almost 50%.

    Maybe we should call it a Superior Start?

  7. Choo, S, CF
    Cozart, Z, SS
    Votto, J, 1B
    Phillips, B, 2B
    Bruce, J, RF
    Frazier, T, 3B
    Heisey, C, LF
    Mesoraco, D, C
    Leake, M, P

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