St. Louis’ NL Central Lead Tested by Hungry Brewers

It’s no secret that the NL Central has produced some of the deepest playoff races in recent memory, and this year is no different. The wild card hopeful Milwaukee Brewers will host the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. St. Louis currently leads all teams in the division (10/1 to win the World Series). St. Louis should sneak into the postseason for a fourth consecutive year, so it’s hard not to give them the upper hand in their series with a heated rival. The Brewers, however, have been beating expectations all season long. Milwaukee has been contending in the division since opening week, so all the power to them. They may only be 65-74 against the spread, but they’re within three games reach of the NL Central lead. Michael Wacha will take the bump for a veteran Cards team in the first of the four-game set, and he’ll go to work with a well-rounded supporting cast behind him. Yadier Molina is back in action for St. Louis after nearly a two month absence. With the regular season coming to an end, and the Cards hopeful to add another ring to their dynasty, pressure is on for this series.