Check out some of these stats from our wonderful NL Central division:
The Brewers, the division leader's at 14-9, have been outscored 112-107.
The 2nd place Pirates have been outscored 95-78. Our 3rd place Redlegs are around the middle of the pack, having been outscored 104-100, and the Astros have been outscored 101-98.
These final two really intrigue me. The defending world champion Cardinals (granted, with Carpenter out and Pujols not playing as he normally does) have been outscored 104-81, and as you all know they're 10-13.
And now, for something that really blew me away: the last place Cubs have OUTSCORED their opponents by a 110-88 margin. What an absolutely insane divisional race so far.
If the runs scored and runs allowed differentials stay at this pace for the rest of the season, history seems to indicate that the Cubs will be near the top at season's end.
Then again, last year's Indians outscored their opponents by almost 100 runs, yet still finished in 4th place, 6 games under .500. What a weird sport baseball can be.