Opening Day Part 2 was a tough day to be an ace. In Cleveland, Indians ace Fausto Carmona lasted into the fourth inning, while allowing ten runs on 11 hits.
Reds and Rangers Deal With Rotation Injuries.
It took until the final day of the season to figure out who would be playing who and where in the American League. The Tampa Bay Rays finished off the season with a win, clinching both the AL East title and home-field advantage throughout.
The crucial final weekend of the MLB season began on Friday as there were four series with playoff possibilities.
The Texas Rangers have not been playing well as of late but were still coming closer to clinching the American League West title.
In his first season with the Montreal Expos, Vladimir Guerrero was criticized for being too aggressive at the plate. Despite his now legendary aggressiveness, the rookie hit .302, hit 11 homeruns and drove in 40 runs in just 325 at bats.
Josh Holt Hamilton’s career is a feel good story waiting for a screenwriter to happen. Born on May 21, 1981 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Josh was a high school phenom with a “cannot miss” label.
The Oakland Athletics (76-75) and playing like their lives are on the line. And, in the American League West, that is exactly where they stand.
The Tampa Bay Rays swept a statement series Wednesday against the American League West first place team, the Texas Rangers. It was a possible divisional series matchup, and despite the lack of fans at the Trop, the Rays players seemed to treat it like a playoff series.
There were not many games on the docket for Monday as many teams had the day/night off. The big matchup of the night was the battle of two potential playoff teams with the two best left-handed pitchers in the American League facing off. The Texas Rangers visited Tampa Bay throwing Cliff Lee against David Price. Lee was dominant early on as he was economical with his pitches.
Last year, the NY Yankees rode a three-man rotation in the playoffs to a World Series title. With the playoffs less than two months away, which teams in the American League have the best three starting pitchers to make it out of the short playoff series? Let’s take a look at the AL teams fighting Read the Rest…