A few random notes on the messed up NL Central:
- The Pirates are in first. That's not all that messed up because they've played reasonably well in a weak division. It is shocking, though, to see a first place team averaging 3.95 runs scored per game, not to mention among the bottom 5 of NL teams in doubles, homers, and OPS.
- The team with the best run-scoring differential, the Reds at +27, are in FOURTH place. Yes, fourth.
- Not to worry, though, as 4th place is only 4 games out.
- The Brewers have insane home/road splits: 33-14 (.702) at home and 18-32 (.360) on the road.
- The Astros have a player, Hunter Pence, whose batting average (.318) is nearly has high as their team winning percentage (.323) - thanks to reader Eddy E. for that tidbit
- The last time the Cardinals won as many as 4 games in a row was June 3-7 when they were 37-25. Since then they have gone 13-20. Good thing for them, too, that the division is so weak.
It seems nearly certain at this point that the NL wildcard will be either the Phillies or the Braves. In the Central, the division winner will likely be the only team to make the playoffs.
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