Around the NL Central: 6 June 2012

Yesterday's Results:

Brewers 0 Cubs 10

Astros 9 Cardinals 8

Pirates 8 Reds 4

Standings:

Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Reds 30 24 - 5-5 L2
Pirates 28 26 2.0 8-2 W2
Cardinals 28 28 3.0 3-7 L1
Astros 24 31 6.5 2-8 W2
Brewers 24 31 6.5 5-5 L2
Cubs 19 36 11.5 4-6 W1

News and Notes:

  • The leadership is admirable but, considering the source, hopefully he is listening to himself.
  • The Cubs have used their early round picks to stock up on pitching. The Sun-Times also reports that the club may have trouble signing first round pick Albert Almora.
  • Unlike the Cubs and their first round pick, the Astros are making progress toward signing No. 1 pick Carlos Correa.
  • Pittsburgh has recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Gorkys Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
  • Indeed, let the negotiations begin. Concerning first round pick Mark Appel... good luck.
  • The rehabbing Lance Berkman met his teammates in Houston. Berkman is set to miss 8-10 weeks.

On Tap:

Away Home Time Away Probable Home Probable
Cubs Brewers 7:10 Paul Maholm (4-4) Zack Greinke (6-2)
Cardinals Astros 7:05 Adam Wainwright (4-6) Bud Norris (5-2)
Pirates Reds 6:10 Brad Lincoln (3-0) Johnny Cueto (5-3)
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