We’re finally seeing the $10M Carlos Pena.
The K’s have been there all season without the home runs.
But his last four hits have left the yard.
Including a HR in all three games vs. White Sox.
All of Carlos’ 14 HR have come since May 3.
That ties him with Prince Fielder & Matt Kemp with the most HR in the NL over that span.
We knew the NL Central was an open race once Albert went down in St. Louis. The Cards are (2-8) in its last 10, dropping into second place behind Milwaukee, who’s lost seven of 10.
The Reds, two-games above .500, have climbed within two of the top spot. And Pittsburgh, mind you, is (6-4) over its last 10 games reaching the .500 mark this late in a season for the first time since 1999.
That leaves our Cubs fighting with Houston for the basement of the division. Chicago is (5-5) in its last 10 games holding a two-win advantage over the Astros.
How frustrating seeing the Cubs 10-games back with the division there for the taking. With 88 games to go there’s still a fighting chance for the Cubs to compete.
But the turn-a-round can’t wait any longer, not with the Cubs on the verge of purging players before the Trade Deadline.