Tuesday, May 01, 2007

April Baseball Review

- Only three teams under 10 wins for the month: Kansas City, Washington, and... the Yankees? Eh?

- There's always one crappy division; this year, it's the NL Central. Six teams, only one of which is over .500: Milwaukee. Oh, and the .500 team? Pittsburgh.

- Is there any pitcher out there who enjoys going through that Mauer-Cuddyer-Morneau-Hunter stretch in Minnesota? Anyone? Yeah, didn't think so.

- In his last two losses, Dice-K has given up five earned runs. In his last two wins, he has given up 10 earned runs. Solution: Dice-K should pitch poorly if he wants to win.

- Worst run support award goes to Matt Cain: 1.54 ERA, five starts, 1-1 record. Wasted pitching effort award: Gil Meche, who has a 2.18 ERA for the Royals.

- How bad are the Nats? They're the worst in the major leagues at scoring runs (81; only St. Louis with 82 in two fewer games is even close) and third-worst in runs against (only Texas and Florida are worse). No pitching, no hitting... no good. I'm still looking for the magic 100-loss barrier.

1 comment:

Matthew B. Novak said...

I do love my Mauer-Cuddyer-Morneau-Hunter. Now if the Twins can just get healthy and a little bit of production from some of our other players, we'll be on our way.

I do get sad about the Nats though. They're not good. And I don't see much hope in the near future. :-(

Good review though. Glad to have another blog that brings up baseball from time to time. I look forward to your June 1st post.