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  1. Central Stage

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    On the morning of Sept. 20, all seemed settled in the National League Central, with the St. Louis Cardinals holding an 8.5-game lead on the Houston Astros, with their magic number only five to eliminate the Astros from the race. It's funny how much n...

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  2. Will These Cards Fold?

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The St. Louis Cardinals, the National League Central champions and a 100-win team that ran away with its division in each of the past two seasons, this year find themselves stuck in a pennant race for the first time since 2003. The Cardinals have bee...

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  3. That King Cole

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    If Phillies rookie Cole Hamels is beginning to escape his adjustment period, then, boy, was it a quick one. He held the St. Louis Cardinals, the National League's second-best team in terms of win-loss record, to one run on seven hits while striking o...

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  4. Chuck's Bandwagon

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The Atlanta Braves, currently last in the National League East race at 15.5 games behind the first-place New York Mets, might not have anything left to play for this season. However, if it's indeed time for them to turn their focus towards 2007, perh...

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  5. White Hot

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Interleague play sure seems to agree with the Chicago White Sox. Including their four-game sweep of the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series, the White Sox have now won 24 of their last 31 games against National League opponents, including five in...

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  6. Powered by Howard

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Tuesday's final score: New York Yankees 9, Ryan Howard 7. That's right, Howard, the 2005 National League Rookie of the Year and 2006 spring-training home run champion, was responsible for driving in all seven of the Phillies' runs in a 9-7 loss to t...

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  7. This Cain Ain't Bad

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Coming into the season, Giants right-hander Matt Cain was considered a front-runner for the National League Rookie of the Year award. In a late-season, seven-start trial in 2005, Cain managed a 2.33 ERA, 0.928 WHIP and .151 batting average allowed, p...

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  8. Chopped Wood

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Thursday marked the return of Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood, the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year and a four-time 200-strikeout artist. The good news was that he looked healthy in his first start since July 20, 2005. The bad news was that just ...

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  9. Hudson's Crossing Over

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Life in the National League hasn't been quite as easy for Tim Hudson as it was in the American League ... that is, until Wednesday. All it took was a complete game, three-hit, one-run effort against the Mets, a team he has dominated throughout his ca...

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  10. Noah's Mark

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Fantasy owners, meet your National League pitcher of the month for August: Noah Lowry. The Giants' left-hander held the Mets to one run in eight innings Sunday to finish the month with a perfect five wins in five starts; he had five quality starts, a...

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  11. Great Cy Young Chase

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    This year's National League Cy Young chase is shaping up to be quite a spectacle, and three of the top contenders were on the mound on Sunday. The Marlins' Dontrelle Willis picked up his 15th win of the season, shutting out the NL's second-best offe...

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  12. Brave Prediction

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    In case you hadn't noticed, the Atlanta Braves have qualified for 13 consecutive postseasons, winning the National League East in each of those years. It's become such a given, most anyone would tell you, despite their 32-31 record and last-place sta...

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  13. Philly Streak

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    This NL East race, once considered a two-team battle between the Braves and Marlins, is suddenly more interesting. How many people thought the Nationals would find themselves in first place and the Marlins in last in the second week of June, or that ...

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  14. Lee Enjoying the High Life

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Consider Brewers left fielder Carlos Lee's adjustment period to the National League is officially complete. On Wednesday, he went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. That gives him 29 RBI in May, setting a new franchise record for the month. Many o...

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  15. Smoltz Gets Chopped in Florida

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Boy, some spring statistics really don't matter. Coming off a spring in which he posted a 1.42 ERA in five starts, John Smoltz looked primed to make a legitimate case for his second National League Cy Young award – in his first season since ret...

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