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NL Central Watch: June 22

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Here's a quick glance at what's happening around the National League Central during a Cubs-Sox Sunday in Chicago.

It’s looking more and more likely that Albert Pujols will bounce back from his left calf strain sooner than expected. The latest report has him coming off the disalbed list Thursday, the first day he is eligible to return. The bad news for the banged-up Cardinals: Shortstop Cesar Izturis will go on the disabled list today.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shows us how a team can go 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and still win. The Brewers activated speedy second baseman Rickie Weeks from the disabled list and he is expected to return to the lineup today.

Former White Sox left-hander Damaso Marte seemed like a safe bet to be dealt before the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline, but now the Pirates might just hold on to the reliable reliever.

Check back later for updates.

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The Pitching Reproach

The Cubs "Third Term Pitching Coach" is not any good at coaching pitchers.
Now on his third term -inherited by Dusty Baker,a Jim Hendry Decision- and kept on by Lou,
This guy has been at the helm of just about all of the Cubs pitching debacles!!!

When when people start to open their eyes to him?

It was his decision to make a small tinker in Rich Hills pitching motion......You see where the All -Star caliber pitcher ended up.

Mark Prior, Woods, Hill, now Marmol and finally Big Z etc.

His World Series win was the product of veterans that new how to pitch and didn't need a pitching coach. They probably taught him.

Now the Big Z is hurt and I tell you that that strong will he has is the only reason why Larry couldn't screw him up !!

But now even Big Z is Hurt....gasp

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