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Around the NL Central: 26 May 2012

Saturday's Results:

Brewers 5 D-backs 8

Astros 3 Dodgers 6

Cardinals 0 Phillies 4

Cubs 2 Pirates 3

Reds 10 Rockies 3

Standings:

Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Reds 26 20 - 7-3 W1
Cardinals 25 22 1.5 3-7 L3
Astros 22 24 4.0 7-3 L1
Pirates 22 24 4.0 5-5 W2
Brewers 19 27 7.0 3-7 L1
Cubs 15 31 11.0 0-10 L11

News and Notes:

  • Yay MLB Trade Rumors. Thanks for the help.
  • Javier Baez, the Cubs' 2011 first round draft pick, who until now has been working in extended spring training, is scheduled to make his debut this weekend at Class-A Peoria.
  • The Cardinals have optioned reliever Fernando Salas to Triple-A Memphis and have recalled rookie right-hander Charlie Frick.
  • With the Cubs in the middle of their worst streak of the past 15 years, manager Dale Sveum has placed a high level of importance on the next few weeks in terms of future roster construction.
  • The Astros have made a minor trade, acquiring minor league catcher Jorbduan Morales from the Miami Marlins for Triple-A outfielder Justin Ruggiano.
On Tap:
Home Away Time (CDT) Home Probable Away Probable
D-backs Brewers 3:10 Daniel Hudson (1-1) Randy Wolf (2-4)
Dodgers Astros 3:10 Chris Capuano (6-1) J.A. Happ (4-3)
Cardinals Phillies 1:15 Adam Wainwright (3-5) Roy Halladay (4-4)
Pirates Cubs 12:35 Erik Bedard (2-5) Matt Garza (2-2)
Reds Rockies 12:10 Mat Latos (3-2) Jamie Moyer (2-4)