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On Deck: Changes atop Central leaderboards?

Posted on: June 12, 2011 10:13 am
Edited on: June 13, 2011 4:04 pm
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans

CENTRAL SHOWDOWN: After taking the first two games of their series, the Brewers could take first place in the National League Central with a victory over the Cardinals at Miller Park. Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum takes on St. Louis' Jake Westbrook as the Brewers trail the Cardinals by just a half-game in the standings. Westbrook has won his last four decisions, while Marcum hasn't won in his last four, even though he allowed just two hits in six innings his last time out, Tuesday against the Mets. Cardinals at Brewers, 2:10 p.m. ET (Follow live scoring)

FINAL DAY IN FIRST? Having dropped their last three and eight of their last nine, the Indians have fallen into a virtual tie for first place in the American League Central with the Tigers, leading Detroit by just percentage points. Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin has seen his ERA rise nearly a run from 2.74 to 3.71 with his last two starts, allowing six earned runs in six innings in a victory over the Blue Jays and doing the same in a loss to the Twins. He faces the Yankees' Freddy Garcia, who was knocked around in his last start. However, the Tigers need to solve Felix Hernandez to either take first or keep pace with the Indians. Indians at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET (Follow live scoring) and Mariners at Tigers, 1:05 p.m. ET (Follow live scoring)

ENCORE: In his big-league debut, Florida's Brad Hand allowed just one hit in six innings against the Braves, striking out six. However, the one hit Hand allowed was a solo home run by Atlanta's Alex Gonzalez in a tough-luck 1-0 loss to the Braves. Hand gets another chance at a victory, facing Daniel Hudson (6-5, 3.98 ERA) and the Diamondbacks. Diamondbacks at Marlins, 1:10 p.m. ET (Follow live scoring)


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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:22 pm
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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2011 8:11 pm
 

On Deck: Changes atop Central leaderboards?

Yeah, the Brewer fan forgot to mention that Lucroy was out to start the season also...Hart, Greinke, Morgan has missed time, Saito, our situational left handers....I knew once we got healthy we would be able to play with anyone.  Even when you get Holliday and McClellan back you'll still be eating Brewer dust.  The Cards just aren't that good this year.  They could easily finish behind the Reds if the Reds pitching patches itself up...



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:43 pm
 

On Deck: Changes atop Central leaderboards?

We missed Greinke, Marcum, Nyjer Morgan, Corey Hart for start of year. Now that we have them back i beleive were catching your cardslike a burning wildfire. I beleive the bench is a bench because it doesnt play so as long as our starters are better, i guess we dont need the bench



Since: Jun 27, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:43 pm
 

On Deck: Changes atop Central leaderboards?

The Brew have endured alot of injuries this year to key players, Hart, LuCroy, Morgan, Greinke and Saito. No Brewer fan is going to cry for your current injury problems.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Who Cares?

It is June,long way to go! Cards playing without Holliday,Freeze,Craig and McClellan. Who is hurt for Brewers? NO ONE! Holliday and McClellan back next week,Craig as well! Freeze after All Star Break! What about Brewers bench? Horrible!


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