Twins, Brewers Coming on Strong

Thursday, July 3, 2008

After a rough opening month for fans of both the Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins, each team has come on strong in June to narrow their deficits and become major players in their respective divisions. The Twins recently reeled off a 10 game winning streak triggered by their speedy lineup and improved defensive play. Unfortunately for them, the division leading White Sox have been equally hot and still maintain a 2.5 game lead. In the NL Central, the Brewers, lead by potential all-star Ryan Braun, were scalding hot in June, finishing 18-10 and grinding their way back into the division race with the rival Cubs and Cardinals. They currently trail the Cubs by 4.5 games, but will certainly be in the race as the season progresses and seem poised to make a major acquisition at the July 31st deadline.


Anonymous 10:41 AM CDT  

The Cubs have staggered with injuries and poor play, allowing both St. Louis and Milwaukee to gain ground. Players returning from the DL will help, but trade activity in July will have a huge impact on the NL Central race.