Saturday, May 26, 2007

May Awards

I went to two baseball games last week. On Wednesday, I went to see the RoughRiders play Wichita in Frisco. It was a great game. Eric Hurley pitched a complete game shutout and the Riders won 8-0. The Riders had a 5-run 5th and Manriquez and Duran homered. On Friday, I went to see the Rangers play Boston. It was my first day off from school and my dad and I spent the day in Arlington, going to Six Flags and then the Rangers game. Before the game, I arranged an interview with Kameron Loe and got autographs from Robinson Tejeda, Joaquin Benoit, and Frank Francisco. It rained for a long time and the game was delayed by two hours. McCarthy really struggled and only lasted two innings. Once again, the Rangers fielded poorly. The Rangers lost 10-6.

This week I will give my May Awards. The awards are for if the season ended now.

Rangers:

Rangers MVP: Mark Teixeira: Teixeira is one of only two Rangers batting over .300 and has 8 homers.
Runner-up: Sammy Sosa

Rangers Cy Young: C.J. Wilson: Wilson has a 2.35 ERA, 23 IP and great WHIP.
Runner-up: Akinori Otsuka

Rangers Rookie of the Year: Chris Stewart
Runner-up: Kevin Mahar

AL:

AL MVP: A-ROD NYY: A-ROD has 19 home runs already.
Runner-up: Jorge Posada NYY

AL Cy Young: Dan Haren OAK: Haren is the AL ERA leader and has 5 wins.
Runner-up: John Lackey LAA

NL:

NL MVP: JJ Hardy MIL: He is tied for 1st in the National League for home runs, leads the NL in RBI’s and is batting .314.
Runner-up: Prince Fielder MIL

NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy SD: Peavy leads baseball in ERA, is tied for 2nd in the NL for wins, and is 2nd in the NL for strikeouts.
Runner-up: John Smoltz

Results of last week’s poll:
Question: Which team do you think will have the most starting All-Stars?
Yankees – 42%
Red Sox – 25%
Cardinals – 17%
Tigers – 17%

Come back next week for a possible Kam Loe interview.

2 comments:

Ken Pittman said...

Good picks. The only one I would definitely have someone else picked is AL Cy Young. Josh Beckett has been phenomenal. His ERA might not be as low as Haren's, but he has yet to lose a start, has a solid ERA and WHIP, and has a very impressive K/BB. Haren would be my runner up, though. His stats are definitely very impressive as well. The dark horse candidate is James Shields of the Devil Rays. His stats are great, he just doesn't get much run support/bullpen help and ends up with mostly no decisions.

Ken said...

Looks like Jon Daniels is going to make another very big mistake if he trades Mark Textera away like he did last year with Kevin Mench & Chris Young...We need Doug Melvin back as GM because he's the best the Rangers have ever had..bar none..the worst being John Hart who was a "big joke".
Also why didn't Michael Young play last night against Cleveland ? Here's a player who had 7 hits in the last 3 games & he only lacks 88 more hits to reach 200 for the season..with only 63 games left he needs to play every single game..Sure hope Daniels dosen't try to trade him away as that would simply "kill" the Rangers for the future.