Saturday, May 10, 2008

NL Recap

This week I did a recap of the NL so far this season.

NL West:
Arizona D’Backs: The Diamondbacks have the best record in baseball and are playing great. They have the most runs in baseball and are the only team to score 200 runs so far. So far they have outscored their opponents by 51 runs.
Key player: Brandon Webb: 8-0 W-L, 2.41 ERA, 56 IP, 41 K
Record: 23-13
Streak: Lost 1

Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers are playing pretty well, outscoring their opponents by 25 runs. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Key player: Rafael Furcal: .366 AVG, 5 HR, 16 RBI
Record: 19-16
Streak: Lost 2

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies aren’t playing very well and only have 15 wins. They are being outscored by 28 runs. Out of the 15 Rockies wins, Aaron Cook has 6 of them.
Key player: Matt Holliday: .324 AVG, 6 HR, 21 RBI, .416 OBP
Record: 15-21
Streak: Won 3

San Francisco Giants: The Giants are struggling, especially with only two of their starters having any more than one win. Only one starter has more than two and nobody has pitched even 45 innings yet. They have scored the second least runs in baseball, too, with only 121.
Key player: Bengie Molina: .282 AVG, 4 HR, 20 RBI
Record: 14-22
Streak: Lost 5

San Diego Padres: The Padres are doing awful. They have the worst record in baseball, and have scored the least amount of runs in baseball. They are being outscored by 51 runs so far this year and are 4-9 in one-run games.
Key player: Adrian Gonzalez: .303 AVG, 8 HR, 25 RBI
Record: 12-24
Streak: Lost 5

NL Central:
St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals are really doing well, mainly because of their home record. They’re only 8-8 on the road, but they’re 14-7 at home. They are outscoring their opponents by 23 runs this year.
Key player: Albert Pujols: .349 AVG, 7 HR, 25 RBI, .497 OBP
Record: 22-15
Streak: Lost 3

Chicago Cubs: The Cubs are playing well, but are only 4-6 in their last 10 games. They’re outscoring their opponents by 46 runs.
Key player: Derrek Lee: .322 AVG, 9 HR, 25 RBI
Record: 20-15
Streak: Won 1

Houston Astros: The Astros are doing very well lately, going 7-3 in their last ten and are outscoring their opponents by 11 runs this year. But they’re struggling on the road, with an 8-11 record away from home.
Key player: Lance Berkman: .380 AVG, 12 HR, 35 RBI
Record: 19-17
Streak: Won 1

Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers are lucky to be only one game under .500, because they’ve really struggled. They have only scored 150 runs this year and are being outscored by 21 runs.
Key player: Corey Hart: .294 AVG, 1 HR, 15 RBI
Record: 17-18
Streak: Won 1

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Pirates have not been doing very well, being outscored by 20 runs so far this year. They have been struggling on the road and doing well at home. Their road record is 6-12 and their home record is 10-7.
Key player: Xavier Nady: .346 AVG, 5 HR, 34 RBI
Record: 16-19
Streak: Won 4

Cincinnati Reds: The Reds are really struggling, with a losing record at both home and on the road. They have been outscored by 24 runs this year.
Key player: Jeff Keppinger: .292 AVG, 2 HR, 16 RBI
Record: 14-21
Streak: Won 1

NL East:
Florida Marlins: The Marlins are only outscoring their opponents by 2 runs so far this year, but they’re 6-3 in one-run games. They’re 10-5 in divisional games.
Key player: Hanley Ramirez: .336 AVG, 8 HR, 21 RBI
Record: 21-14
Streak: Won 5

Philadelphia Phillies: The Phillies are outscoring their opponents by 17, but are only 3-6 against the rest of the division. They are 6-4 in their last 10.
Key player: Chase Utley: .336 AVG, 13 HR, 28 RBI
Record: 21-16
Streak: Won 1

New York Mets: The Mets have only scored 152 runs this year, but are still outscoring their opponents by 9. They are 6-4 in their last 10 and are only 8-10 on the road.
Key player: Ryan Church: .328 AVG, 6 HR, 24 RBI
Record: 17-15
Streak: Won 1

Atlanta Braves: The Braves are outscoring their opponents by 44 runs, but are 1-10 in one-run. Also, they’re only 8-10 in divisional play, and only 4-12 on the road. They are 14-4 at home, though.
Key player: Chipper Jones: .413 AVG, 10 HR, 29 RBI
Record: 18-16
Streak: Lost 1

Washington Nationals: The Nats are being outscored by 33 runs this year and have only scored 144 runs. They are 5-12 on the road.
Key player: Christian Guzman: .310 AVG, 3 HR, 19 RBI
Record: 15-21
Streak: Lost 1

Results of last week’s poll:
Who do you think has had the best year so far out of the division leaders?
Red Sox – 41%
Minnesota Twins – 33%
LA Angels – 25%

Come back next week for Part 6 of the Tom Grieve Trade Analysis.

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