Another week gone by, another week of the Cardinals atop the NL Central. St. Louis swept Atlanta in a four-game series and took two of three from Cincinnati. The Cards have won eight of their last 10 games and are 10-3 at Busch Stadium.
The Cubs have fought back to a .500 record, but remain streaky. In Milwaukee (10-15), there is already talks about Ken Macha and whether he should keep his job as manager.
San Diego and San Francisco are duking it out in the NL West with Colorado close behind. Arizona took two of three from the Rockies and have a great opportunity to gain ground on the rest of the division during the team’s four-game series at Houston.
Likewise, the division leading Padres can get fat on the Astros this weekend.
New York has lost three games straight, but had won the seven before that. The three-game slide has put the Mets a half game back of the Phillies, who have struggled at home.
The Marlins are only a game back of Philadelphia with series against San Francisco and Washington this week.
St. Louis – Best record in the majors; great home record.
San Diego – 10-4 at home; can make early statement in the West with series vs. Colorado.
Philadelphia – Big hitters in the lineup, leading the team back to top of East.
New York – Hanging around the top of the East division; Johan Santana looking better as of late.
Chicago – Starting pitching looks good; Alfonso Soriano on a hot streak.