Around the NL Central: July 14 Edition

News (in brief) and notes from around the Central:

In case you forgot what the current standings look like, here's your refresher:


W L GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 49 43 -- 5-5 W2
Brewers 49 43 -- 5-5 W1
Pirates 47 43 1.0 6-4 W1
Reds 45 47 4.0 3-7 L1
Cubs 37 55 12.0 3-7 L1
Astros 30 62 19.0 1-9 L4


On tap for tonight:

  • The Crew begins a four-game set in Denver against the Rockies, starting at 7:40 p.m. CDT tonight. Game one features Yovani Gallardo (10-5, 3.76) taking on Ubaldo Jimenez (4-8, 4.14).
  • The Cubs host the Marlins in a four-game series that begins at 7:05 p.m. CDT tonight. Scheduled to start: for the Fish, Anibal Sanchez (6-2, 3.58); for the Baby Bears, Matt Garza (4-7, 4.26).
  • Everybody else -- Cards, Pirates, Reds, and 'Stros -- gets one more day to rest before beginning the (unofficial) second half of the season.
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