A Contrarian View of the NL Central

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, March 31, 2011

I remember fondly throughout my childhood the February day in which my father would bring home a stack of baseball preview magazines.

I would devour those things and have continued the practice into adulthood. All of that reading material has helped me get through those final few weeks without baseball, but I learned long ago that such publications should not be believed as gospel.

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Cubs 1, Brewers 0

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hero: Ryan Dempster (13-10) became the fourth Canadian pitcher to win at least 100 major league games, joining the elite company of Fergie Jenkins (284), Kirk McCaskill (106), and Reggie Cleveland (105). Dempster allowed three hits - singles to Casey McGehee in the fourth, Randy Wolf in the fifth, and Alcides Escobar in the seventh -over seven innings while striking out eight and walking two.

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Cubs 4, Brewers 0

By Chris Rewers on Friday, September 10, 2010

Hero: Carlos Zambrano (8-6) once was again was spectacular, allowing just three hits - singles by Jonathan Lucroy in the third, Prince Fielder in the fourth, and Ryan Braun in the ninth - over 8 2/3 innings while striking out nine and walking three. Zambrano retired 14 in a row before Braun singled with two outs in the ninth. Big Z is 5-0 with a 1.60 ERA in seven outings since rejoining the starting rotation on Aug. 9. He also went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .273 and drove in his sixth run of the season.

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Sincerely, JCB

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