The NL Central is turning into a pretty good looking division this season, assuming of course that you don’t put the awful Milwaukee Brewers into the equation. The Cardinals are proving to be as good as advertised, and the Pirates are starting to show that they are a genuine contender. The MLB betting surprise of the division has to be the Chicago Cubs, who will play the second of a 3-game series versus the Brewers on Saturday.
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs MLB Run Line, Preview & TV InfoDate: Saturday, May 02, 2015Time: 2:20PMVenue: Wrigley FieldOpening Line: Cubs -180
The Cubs (12-8) are proving to be a real surprise package this year, thanks in large part to the contributions from their hot prospects, all of whom seem to be ahead of schedule. While Kris Bryant and the other young guns are firing right now, it remains to be seen how they will hold up through a grueling 162-game schedule. For now, though, things are all good, and the Cubs are also getting some great input from their bullpen. If they have an Achilles heel, it may be their inability to stop runners from stealing bases, which may come back to haunt them if things start to go a little south. Jake Arrieta (3-1, 2.03 ERA) will get the start for the Cubs on Saturday, and will be looking to continue his hot start to the season.We have written about the Brewers (5-17) a few times on these pages since the season began, and as much as I try to find something good to say about them, they don’t make it easy. The Brewers are 27th in team batting, 28th in pitching, and 25th in fielding, all of which makes it perfectly easy to understand why they have the worst record in all of baseball. It doesn’t seem to matter how deep you dig, trying to find something that this team can hang their hat on is like searching for the Holy Grail. Mike Fiers (0-3, 5.79 ERA) will take to the mound for the Brewers on Saturday afternoon. Fiers has not been able to go very deep in any of his 4 starts so far this season, but he did perform pretty well in his last outing, where he went 4 innings versus the Cardinals in a surprise win for the Brew Crew.
Impressive April brings new forecast for Chicago Cubs http://t.co/BOYE1c11Z6— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 30, 2015