We’ve got winning streaks and losing streaks all over the game right now. Teams are shuffling positions near the top of every division. Let’s go!
1. Cardinals – A 3-game losing streak has them teetering on the top spot in our rankings. Somehow, I think they will still be there next week.
2. Pirates – yes, you’re reading this correctly. 16 games over .500 for the first time since 1992 – the last time they made the playoffs.
3. Red Sox – got beat up a little by the Tigers in what could be a preview of eventual AL playoff opponents.
4. Rangers – rebounding from a lull – won five in a row – and are back in first place. Get the feeling they will be flip-flopping with Oakland all season.
5. Braves – got beat by the Mets dynamic duo of Harvey and Wheeler last Tuesday in a doubleheader. Other than that, they are the class of that division.
6. Reds – it’s gotta be tough playing this week and being the third best team in your division. I still say they are winning the World Series.
1. The Tigers Max Scherzer became the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998 with the Blue Jays to start at season 11-0.
2. Matt Harvey lost a no-hitter with 2 outs in the 7th on a dribbler towards first where no one covered first base. He also leads the majors in WHIP at 0.88!
3. The Rockies have three of the top six leaders in OPS – Troy Tulowitzki (1.048), Carlos Gonzalez (.992) and Michael Cuddyer (.968).
4. Mark Reynolds first 28 games – .300 BA, 10 HR, 28 K’s. Last 44 games – .184 BA, 4 HR, 61K’s. The game always proves you are what you are.
1. Marlins – 25 wins. 50 losses. 18 games out of first. It’s not even July yet.
2. Astros – They are the cure for any team with a slumping offense.
3, Mets – It’s not a surprise that they can’t get their best player, David Wright, to the All-Star Game that they are hosting.
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