The Cubs have not only clinched the NL Central, but they have now clinched home field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are still right in the middle of a three-way race for two wild-card spots. The Pirates however are all but eliminated. Chicago Cubs 99-56 – St. Louis Cardinals 81-74 18.0 GB […]

The Cubs eliminated both the Reds and Brewers this week, and their magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to just 11! The Cardinals still hold the second wild card spot, and the Pirates are 3.5 games back from them despite losing six straight games. The NL wild card race is shaping to […]

Chicago Cubs 53-35 – St. Louis Cardinals 46-42 7.0 GB Pittsburgh Pirates 46-43 7.5 GB Milwaukee Brewers 38-49 14.5 GB Cincinnati Reds 32-57 21.5 GB If you would have told Cubs fans that they would be up seven games at the all-star break, I would imagine most of them would have gladly taken it. The […]

We are one week into the 2016 season, and every team in the NL Central is .500 or better. The surprising Cincinnati Reds are tied at first with a 5-1 record. They swept the lowly Phillies, and then took two of three against the Pirates over the weekend. The Cubs are also off to a […]

The NL Central not only produced three postseason teams in 2015, but the three best records in the MLB belonged to the Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs. The Cardinals won the NL Central, and it took all of 100 wins to do so. The Pirates are in the postseason for the third consecutive season, but they will […]

The Cardinals may be down another key player, but they continue to hold a comfortable lead in the NL Central. They are not however the hottest team in the division. That goes to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have won 8 of their last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Cubs are just 5-7 in their last 12 […]

Not a whole lot has changed among the four non-Cincinnati teams in the National League Central from last week, but the middle of the pack has has become a little less clustered together. That’s largely thanks to the Reds’ eight-game losing streak, which is frustrating but understandable after a look at the highlight reel from […]

The Cubs are making a serious run at the St. Louis Cardinals here in mid-May. The Cubs have won 6 of their last 7 games, and now find themselves just 4.0 games behind the Cardinals. This past week was an impressive response from the young Cubs, who just a week ago went 2-5, including dropping […]

The Cardinals are continuing their early dominance in the NL Central through the fifth week of the season. The Cardinals gained another two games this week over the second place Cubs, and have pushed their lead to 6.5 games. Meanwhile, the Cubs, Reds, and Pirates are all hovering around .500. Chicago Cubs The Cubbies had […]

The Cardinals (12-5) continue to hold a solid lead in the NL Central, but they were given a major setback over the weekend. There are reports out that Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season. Wainwright suffered an Achilles injury while batting on Saturday. The Cardinals are still probably the favorite in the division, […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 25 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 1) The Cardinals will enter the final week of 2014 with a 2.5 game lead in the NL Central. The Cardinals have already clinched at least a spot in the wild-card game, but they certainly want to avoid playing in that. The Cardinals […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 24 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 9/13/14. 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 1) The Cardinals continue to hold a comfortable lead in the NL Central, but the Pirates aren’t going away. The good news for the Cardinals is that they don’t have […]