Around the NL Central: 10 June 2012

Yesterday's Results:

Brewers 2 Padres 5

Astros 1 White Sox 10

Cardinals 2 Indians 0

Cubs 3 Twins 11

Pirates 5 Royals 3

Reds 2 Tigers 3

Standings:

Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Reds 32 26 - 5-5 L1
Pirates 31 27 1.0 7-3 W3
Cardinals 31 29 2.0 4-6 W1
Brewers 27 32 5.5 6-4 L1
Astros 25 34 7.5 3-7 L1
Cubs 19 40 13.5 2-8 L4

News and Notes:

  • Nick Masset is still making progress but several steps remain before he is ready to return to game action. Masset has been on the disabled list all season rehabbing a sore shoulder.
  • Despite the lineup shuffling, defensive subs, injuries, and interleague play, and unheralded expectations the Astros have preformed relatively well thus far this season.
  • The Astros have signed a number of their draft picks, including No. 1 pick Carlos Correa, and are well under their allotted bonus pool which bodes well for their efforts to sign their remaining picks.
  • ESPN's Jayson Stark chimes in on the Mark Appel-Pittsburgh Pirates signing issues.
  • The Cardinals have released reliever Scott Linebrink. Due to an injured shoulder Linebrink hasn't pitched this season.
  • The news for Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia isn't good. Garcia will be shelved for the next four weeks, at which time he will be re-examined.

On Tap:

Away Home Time Away Probable Home Probable
Padres Brewers 1:10 Anthony Bass (2-5) Yovani Gallardo (4-5)
Astros White Sox 1:10 Lucas Harrell (5-4) Phil Humber (2-3)
Indians Cardinals 1:15 Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4) Joe Kelly (0-0)
Cubs Twins 1:10 Ryan Dempster (1-3) Francisco Liriano (1-6)
Royals Pirates 12:35 Bruce Chen (5-5) A.J. Burnett (5-2)
Tigers Reds 7:00 Drew Smyly (2-2) Homer Bailey (4-4)
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