Ah, at last, a bad Scoreboard Watching.
Thanks to struggles by other teams, even as the Cubs lost three of their last four to the Reds and Phillies (WOOF), they maintained a three-ish game lead in the NL Central.
No more, as the Brewers topped the Dodgers 3-2, and pulled back to within 2.0 games of the Cubs in the NL Central. That’s right: the Dodgers, who haven’t lost a series since God knows when, just lost a series at home to the Brewers. Thanks, buds.
At least the Brewers are still three games back in the loss column.
The Brewers now meet up with the Cardinals for a two-gamer, before hosting the Nationals for a four-game set. You’d think this was a brutal stretch for the Brewers, at the same time the Cubs have a very casual stretch. But, so far, the Cubs haven’t been able to create space.
Speaking of those Cardinals, they did lose again, so they stay 4.5 games behind the Cubs. After the Brewers, they face the Giants and Padres for eight games (albeit on the road), so I’m not entirely sure I’m rooting for the Cardinals in that two-game series. I think a split would probably be for the best.
Hopefully the Cubs will be all over the Pirates this week, helping to soften the importance of these updates in the coming days.