Reporting Mark Zinno
Things have turned sour for the Birds, who have lost five in a row and seven of nine. So this week’s 6-4-3 will try and stay positive.
1. Rangers – only they could over come a three-HR game from reigning Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.
2. Cardinals – the best pitching staff in baseball took a hit when Jamie Garcia, (5-2, 3.58 ERA) landed on the DL.
3. Yankees – scored the second fewest runs in AL East by just seven. Given up the fewest runs in the AL East by 20!
4. Indians – Terry Francona will get the credit, but GM Chris Antonetti should with signing names like Swisher, Reynolds and Bourn.
5. Red Sox – pretty simple formula: .266 team BA (3rd in AL) and 3.80 team ERA (5th in AL). That equals a lot of wins.
6. Braves – they have slowed considerably since their hot start, but so has the rest of their division.
1. Matt Moore is 8-0. Rays have won all of his nine starts and he’s given up more than three runs just once! By the way, the last lefty this young to start 8-0, was Babe Ruth!
2. Matt Harvey (yes, I will do this once a week!), has five wins. Without them, the Mets would have just 12 as a team. That’s the only thing that separates the Mets from the Astros.
3. Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year. He is ahead of his pace from last year already through 42 games: 2012-.304/8/34 vs. 2013-.387/11/47.
4. Jean Segura of the Milwaukee Brewers, leads the NL in batting with a .364 batting averages and 59 hits in 41 games. Last season in 45 games, he had just 39 hits.
1. Astros – I think it’s safe to say they will hold this spot for the rest of the year.
2. Marlins – I think it’s safe to say they will hold this spot for the rest of the year.
3. Mets – they got their 10th win on April 24th. They have just 17 wins so far this year.
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