* Over the last three seasons, there has been only one other divisional matchup more lopsided than the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers with the Cubs leading 34-16.
* The Brewers have been running like mad this year. Not only does Milwaukee lead the world in steals with 153, the difference between those for and against (+70) is also tops in the bigs.
* Ryan Braun has decided that the best way to honor the contributions of American workers is to go out and get hits on Labor Day (13/29, .448.
* Kyle Hendricks has not been charged with more than three earned runs in any of his last 18 starts.
* Zach Davies ranks fourth among rookies this season with 117 strikeouts.