The Houston Astros have been a mild surprise early in the 2012 MLB regular season, however their current three-game losing streak seems a bit more familiar. As they play again today, they'll hope to right the ship against the Miami Marlins and even their record at 4-4. The division has been less than impressive in the last few days with five of six teams losing at least two in a row. The Cubs have been the only bright spot and all six teams stand within 2.5 games of each other. This could be a brutal season for the NL Central all year since no team seems as dominant as years past.
NL Central Standing: Astros Remain Behind Cardinals, Brewers
By Matt Conner