Sept 16, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Axford (59) pitches in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Miller Park. The Brewers beat the Mets 3-0. (Photo: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)

What's Up in the NL Central: 4/5/13

After taking a day away from WU seeing as the Good Guys had a day game yesterday, here’s some interesting reads and thoughts I discovered from sites that cover our NLC rivals.

Chicago Cubs (2-1)

Take your pick here. You can see how the Cubs are loving taking two of three or see how the Buccos are dealing with dropping the series. Yes, this is a two-for.

The Cubs link will give you the pluses and minuses from the series. The Pirates will ink will reveal a nickname given to a Pirates pitcher.

Milwaukee Brewers (1-2)

We all know how vicious and cruel Twitter can be. That actually might be a bit of an understatement. Through the opening series, Brewers closer John Axford wasn’t too successful and the Brewers Tweeps let him have it.

Reviewing the Brew’s Justin Schultz believes this treatment is unfair. Just a heads up. The language in a tweet Justin uses is NSFW. Another tweet is downright shameful.

And we still wonder why players from our favorite team don’t take to Twitter.

Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2)

How do you change the culture surrounding the Pirates? Rum Bunter examines this…if it is at all possible. This is my read of the day from RB’s Tom Smith.

St. Louis Cardinals (1-2)

The Redbirds embark on a return trip to San Francisco. The last time they visited, well, we know what happened.

Seems like some “old” feelings could resurface between these teams and fanbases. Well, the bases, anyway.

Why’s that? Recall the Matt Holliday slide into NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro? You might be led to believe the Giants had their retribution when Matt Cain plunked Holliday in Game 7.

We’ll see…

The irony in all of this is that the Giants are raising their 2012 World Series Champs banner. That’s almost cruel. Almost…

Here’s how the division looks going into tonight’s games.

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB
1 CHC 2 1 0.667
2 CIN 2 1 0.667
3 MIL 1 2 0.333 1
4 PIT 1 2 0.333 1
5 STL 1 2 0.333 1

Tags: NL Central

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