Hey guys. In this blog I’ll be taking you through the day-to-day going ons in baseball.
Today we have a short schedule, only 13 games. Not many good matchups, virtually no good pitchers take the hill today. Roy Halladay-Hiroki Kuroda is possibly the best matchup of the night. Expect more than a few high run games.
A couple races are still neck and neck heading into September. Rays-Yankees are still tied for first, but that shouldn’t matter much as the AL East runner up will probably end up as the wild card. The White Sox are 4.5 games back, and with the addition of Manny Ramirez they might have a chance to surge back and overtake the still-Morneuless Twins. I don’t think they will, the Twins have too good of a lineup and too big of a lead. Over the the NL the NL West seems to be decided with the Padres showing no signs of slowing down. The NL Central also seems to be over, with the Cards 5 games back of the solid Reds. It should come down to a three team race for the wild card. With the Phillies holding on right now, the Giants are 1.5 games back and the Cards are 3 gb. I'd take the Giants in this one. They have a solid lineup and the best pitching in baseball
Minor league watch: I’m telling you guys, the Next Big Thing is Brandon Belt, the first baseman for the Giants. His line in the minors this year (over A+, AA, AAA) is 20 HRs, 21 SBs, and a 1.068 OPS. He's onl 22. This guy is gonna be great
Thanks for checkin in, see you guys tomorrow