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NL Central Notes: Pirates pitching, Brewers ‘balancing act’

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The latest news from around the National League Central.

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After losing five straight games, including three to their division rival in St. Louis, there were questions about the Pirates ability to compete and make a playoff run. In order to do that, and hang with the Cubs and Cardinals, they would need to add to their roster.

They are in luck, as they got the first piece of that help in the form of former number two overall pick back in 2010, Jameson Taillon. The 24-year-old has made his first two big league starts against the Mets, and flirted with a no-hitter during his most recent outing.

The best news? More help could be on the way. Another top pitching prospect, Tyler Glasnow is pitching well and noise of a call-up is gaining steam. Adding Glasnow and Taillon to Gerrit Cole and the current Pirates rotation could be exactly what they need.

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