Central Intelligence: Week of July 2nd

It’s here, we’ve reached the All-Star break! The Brewers have a sort of commanding 5.5 game lead on the rest of the division. It’s quite surprising and they just keep getting better. Here is a look at the Central from the last week.

Milwaukee Brewers

  • The Brewers posted a 6-2 mark this week and sit at 50-41 through the first half of the season.
  • The big story of the Brewers’ season so far, Eric Thames, has proven he belongs. His first half slash line reads .248/.374/.562 (.936 OPS). Thames leads the Brewers with 23 dingers.
  • Travis Shaw has been a find and a half. With 70 games to play, Shaw has already set a career high in home runs and is on pace to put up the best offensive season of his career, by a long shot.
  • Corey Knebel’s strikeout streak is still intact. It has reached 43 games to start the season. This dude is just insane, and he’s only 25 years old.

Chicago Cubs

  • This is a broken record at this point, but have the Cubs hit rock bottom? They went 3-4 this week, including two blowout losses at Wrigley, and ace Jon Lester has been blasted in his last two starts. The Cubs unthinkably …Read the Rest

    Source:: Cubs Insider

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