Editors Note: As of this afternoon, David DeJesus will be switching locker rooms, as the Nats traded a player to be named later for him while releasing Roger Bernadina. I've deleted any references to him as a Cub, but he is not included in the tables as trying to fix those manually on short notice is, frankly, a pain in the ass. -TL
The NL Central is the best division in baseball and anyone who disagrees is flat out wrong. The Cubs could blame their 53-70 record on their division, but they are plain bad. Since they shipped Alfonzo Soriano to New York he has flourished and they have gotten worst. In their last ten games they are 3-7 with little signs of life. They are sitting last in the division, which is saying a lot because Milwaukee’s rotation is pretty much filled with fans they asked to help out, oh, and Tom Gorzelanny.
The Nationals are 6-4 over their last ten games and sitting three games under .500. They are 9.5 games behind Cincinnati for the second Wild Card spot and would have to hope that both the Reds and Diamondback start to tank, while their offense becomes baseball murderers, but it is not impossible. It appears that Jayson Werth is taking it upon himself to try and push the Nationals to the playoffs. He is hitting .334 and having more multi-hit games than I can count. He had a spectacular July and is aiming to have an even better August, which is almost impossible.
Lastly, I have to give a shout out to my brother Ross and my Dad because they will be at the game on Thursday. My Dad is a diehard Cubs fan and plans to cheer against the Nationals while crushing some Old Style beer at Wrigley, which tastes just a little bit worse than warm PBR.Read More