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 5, Cardinals 0

By Chris Rewers on Friday, July 23, 2010

Hero: When Randy Wells (5-7) struck out St. Louis leadoff hitter Felipe Lopez in the first inning, he had already improved upon his previous start against the Cardinals on May 28, when he surrendered six hits without retiring a batter. Wells didn't stop there, working seven shutout innings while allowing five hits, walking three, and striking out seven.

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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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Sincerely, JCB

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