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Central Intelligence: Week of July 9th

July 16th, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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After a long layoff that the Cubs and their fans alike needed, baseball is back in action. The only Cubs representation at the All-Star Game came when Wade Davis allowed the game-winning homer. Things have gotten a little better since then, though.

Here’s a look at the short week in the Central:

Milwaukee Brewers

  • The Brewers went 2-1 out of the All-Star break against the lowly Phillies. They have maintained their 5.5 game lead in the divison, improving to 52-42.
  • It appears the Brewers are going for it, as reports linked them to Sonny Gray and Jose Quintana recently. However, other developments have made Quintana unavailable.
  • Corey Knebel’s strikeout streak is still going. Knebel has now recorded a strikeout in all 46 games he has pitched in. This guy is something else.
  • Travis Shaw’s career year is in full effect. The Mayor of Ding Dong Town now has a career high in home runs (20) with 69 games still to play.

Chicago Cubs

  • The Cubs’ offense has exploded after the break, scoring 9, 10, and 8 runs en route to taking the first two games with Baltimore, and get back over .500, at 46-45.
  • The reigning world champs kicked off trade season by acquiring that ever elusive cost-controlled starting pitcher. Remember when we mentioned Jose Quintana above? Yeah, the Cubs got Quintana (whom they have for the next three seasons …

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