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!
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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.
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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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