What Just Happened?

Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers upended Jordy Mercer and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.

Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers upended Jordy Mercer and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.

I understand that baseball is a funny game and pretty much anything can happen at any time, but how did the Milwaukee Brewers sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend?

I’m still in a state of shock.

Still a lot of baseball to be played, but the St. Louis Cardinals opened up a 4.5 game lead over the Bucs by taking 2 of 3 against the New York Mets while the Brew Crew took care of business. The Cards had a shot at the sweep, only to watch their offense falter in a 3-1, 18-inning loss yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs managed to pretty much tread water in the Wild Card race, taking 2 of 3 against the Atlanta Braves while the San Francisco Giants swept the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Division Standings

W L GB Strk
St. Louis Cardinals 58 34 L1
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 38 4.5 L3
Chicago Cubs 49 41 8.0 W2
Cincinnati Reds 40 49 16.5 L2
Milwaukee Brewers 41 52 17.5 W3

Wild Card Standings

W L GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 38 +3.5
Chicago Cubs 49 41
San Francisco Giants 49 43 1.0
New York Mets 48 44 2.0

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Schedule

49-41 CUBS Richard (1-0, 5.79)
40-49 REDS Lorenzen (3-4, 3.53)
6:10 PM CT
53-38 PIRATES Burnett (7-3, 2.11)
55-35 Royals Ventura (4-6, 4.73)
7:10 PM CT

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National League Ranks

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    Batting Pitching
    St. Louis 7th 1st
    Pittsburgh 8th 2nd
    Chicago 12th 5th
    Cincinnati 10th 11th
    Milwaukee 6th 12th