Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Excerpt: "Third Third Previews, Part II"

"The Brewers have repeatedly beat back charges by the Pirates and Cardinals, but it feels like they're running out of time. I'm thinking about the 2012 White Sox, who held first place for most of the season, but succumbed to a better Tigers team in the season's final two weeks. The Brewers, like those White Sox, are a righty-heavy team that leans heavily on the longball and surprisingly good starting pitching, have benefited from the division favorite struggling for most of the season, and have by and large kept their starting lineup healthy. That White Sox team was ten games over .500 two years ago right now and closed 27-29 while the Tigers went 31-24 to overtake them."