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On the road, we go, facing the best the NL had to offer - we'll reserve judgement on whether that's the Cubs or the Brewers, until the weekend, I think. We start off with two pitches whose seasons are going in opposite directions. Bush has had three quality starts in his last four games, with an ERA of 2.73 to go with it.
On the other hand, Owings' "third time's the harm" struggles have been well discussed, and in his last four starts, his ERA is 7.97. I imagine serious debate is going on as to his future in the rotation: at the moment, and on current performances, Petit looks more likely to stick if/when Johnson returns. But I imagine Owings is likely due to get a couple more starts, on which we can decide. Think we'll all be holding our breath after he gets the pitcher out for the second time.
Since we're in the NL Central for the next week, it seems appropriate to have an NL Centric question for today. Who's going to win the division? Will the Brewers hold on? Or will the Cubs overtake them? Or maybe - just maybe - the World Series champions can mount a famous comeback? Vote in the comments, below...
Who'll win the NL Central?
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Brewers will hold on
Cubs to cash in
Cards to come back
Who cares. The division sucks.