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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Astros 8, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hero: Ryan Theriot went 3-for-4 to account for half of the Cubs' hits and scored their only run.

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Astros 4, Cubs 3 (12 innings)

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hero: Ted Lilly impressed the scouts who were there to see him but he ... couldn't ... quite ... finish the job. Lilly was working on a five-hit shutout when he allowed a leadoff homer to Pedro Feliz in the the eighth inning that tied the game at 1. Hindsight is 20-20, but Lou Piniella allowed Lilly to hit for himself in the bottom of the seventh with an off day Thursday. TRL exited with one out in the eighth after allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out six.

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Astros 11, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Monday, July 19, 2010

Hero: Aramis Ramirez continued his recent stretch of torrid hitting, going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and sacrifice fly to raise his average to .219. Ramirez has hit safely in 15 of his last 19 games and is 26-for-74 (.351) with seven homers and 18 RBI during the period which began on June 26.

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Sincerely, JCB

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