Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 9/16/13
This year has been a tremendous year for the National League Central. The Pittsburgh Pirates have their first winning season since 1992. The Cincinnati Reds are in position for a wildcard spot. The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to repeat previous year’s successes. The NL Central’s playoff race seems like the most ignored story in sports right now, and yet it has the most drama of any sport at this point in time. What will the final result be? Could the Pirates be the NL Central Champions for the first time in their team history? Or will they top off a historic season with a wild card spot? Or maybe the Cardinals will edge them out over the next couple of weeks. Strength of Schedule: One thing to look at when comparing two teams vying for the playoffs is the strength of their opponents for the rest of the season. St. Louis looks to have the easier of the two schedules. Tonight they start a four game series against the Colorado Rockies (68-82), and then they face the Milwaukee Brewe...
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