Opening Day wasn’t short on excitement, and I’m not talking about the pre-game festivities.
The crucial final weekend of the MLB season began on Friday as there were four series with playoff possibilities.
The National League West continues to be the most intriguing race in MLB. The division has three teams separated by just one game.
The second week of September kicked off with a bang in MLB. The NY Yankees, a ½ game up on the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Easy, visited Tropicana Field and those second place Rays.
Jason Giambi made sure that the Colorado Rockies won their 10th straight game. With a runner on base and two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Giambi hit a pinch-hit two-run homerun for the Rockies 4-2 walk-off victory.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue their road woes as they lost their series in Washington. The Nationals beat Cardinals ace 1b Adam Wainwright 4-2 on Sunday.
The National League West leading San Diego Padres have now won 10 of 11 as they swept the four game series at Wrigley. The Padres received a dominant pitching performance from Mat Latos, as he allowed just two runs on five hits in seven innings while striking out 10. Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano was just as dominant as he allowed just one run on four hits in six innings.
In San Francisco, the Giants were down 2-0 heading into the 7th inning before Pablo Sandoval deposited a Mat Latos pitch into McCovey Cove.
Just like the American League, the National League playoff contenders will need strong starts from three starting pitchers. Who has the best three-man rotation? Let’s take a look. St. Louis Cardinals: Chris Carpenter (rhp), Adam Wainwright (rhp), and Jaime Garcia (lhp). This group offers two aces and a rookie that doesn’t throw hard but knows Read the Rest…
The headline series in Interleague Play for the weekend is the LA Dodgers visiting Boston. Former slugger Manny Ramirez returned to Fenway Park on Friday night for the first time since being traded to the Dodgers. No one was sure of how the Red Sox fans would react to one of their greatest sluggers returning Read the Rest…
The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted their top prospect, third baseman Pedro Alvarez, to the big leagues for Wednesday night’s game.