1. Brewers: Brent Suter turned back the Cubs on Friday night, but a 2-8 road trip has the Brew Crew slipping out of contention in the NL Central.
2. Rockies: Getting swept in St. Louis revealed just how fragile Colorado’s young rotation is as the dog days of summer start barking.
3. Tigers: Trade rumors abound for underachieving Detroit, with catcher Alex Avila and reliever Justin Wilson at the top of the list — and Colorado as a possible destination.