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 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 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 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.