What a week! The Twins have finally gained the #1 spot. Smashing homers and not giving up any is a formula for success. The Replacements (NY Yankees) keep winning and now lead the AL East. Nobody tell the stars in the hospital. Shhh! Astros’ Springer joins Altuve on IL. Will they drop in standings? The Marlins and A’s swept for the week. Good enough to get out of the basement and back to .500. Braves and Rangers move up five spots. Mariners and D-Backs lose seven. The Orioles are back to being the worst team in baseball. See ya next week! Play ball!

TW

LW

+/-

TEAM

W-L

OPPOSITION

COMMENT

INJURIES

1

3

+2

Twins

33-16

@SEA 3-1

@LAA 3-0

Keys to success? Hit most HRs &  give up the less. Twins in 1st!

3 players on IL

2

1

-1

Astros

33-18

@BOS 2-1

w/CWS 2-2

The 2017 champs are surviving without Altuve. Now Springer?

7 players on IL

3

5

+2

Yankees

32-17

w/TB 2-1

w/BAL 2-0

The record is not surprising. With the hospital they’re running, it is!

14 players on IL

4

2

-2

Dodgers

32-18

@CIN 2-1

@TB 1-1

Business as usual for 2 time defending NL champs.

3 players on IL

5

4

-1

Rays

28-18

@NYY 1-2

w/LAD 1-1

Rays’ kryptonite so far this year has been the Yanks.

9 players on IL

6

6

Cubs

29-19

@WSH 2-1

w/PHI 2-2

Schwarber cold at the bat. Can P stay as steady as bats now?   

6 players on IL

7

8

+1

Phillies

29-21

w/COL 3-0

@CHC 2-2

Continue to pad that lead & hit road for a test. Bryce still cold.

6 players on IL

8

7

+1

Brewers

29-22

@ATL 1-2

w/CIN 1-1

MVP Yelich & Moose carrying the team. Will they get tired?

5 players on IL

9

14

+5

Braves

28-23

w/MIL 2-1

@SF 3-1

Freeman, Markakis lead  young O. Young P staff is coming along too.

2 players on IL

10

10

Red Sox

27-23

w/HOU 1-2

@TOR 3-1

Houston proved to be tough challenge. O is back rolling. BP is still a problem.

5 players on IL

11

11

Indians

25-23

w/BAL 3-1

w/OAK 0-3

No Kluber. No Clevinger. No offense. Tribe lingers behind Twins.

5 players on IL

12

12

Pirates

25-22

@SD 3-1

w/COL 1-2

The Bucs have dealt with double digit injuries all season, too. Without Yankee $$$, they stay above water.

11 players on IL

13

15

+2

Padres

26-24

w/PIT 1-3

w/ARI 3-0

Manny is beginning to feel comfortable at the plate. Stubborn, very injured, young Padres have now been above .500 this year longer than the last 7 combined.

12 players on IL

14

19

+5

Rangers

24-23

w/STL 2-1

w/SEA 3-0

Uh oh! Gallo isn’t striking out as much! Still hitting bombs! Pence raking, too. Lynn & Minor  anchor the P staff.

6 players on IL

15

13

-2

Cardinals

25-24

@TEX 1-2

w/KC 1-1

Can’t help to think this is a sinking ship. Goldie hasn’t been valuable, so to say, as in the past. Ozuna is a free agent too.

2 players on IL

16

9

-7

Diamondbacks

25-25

w/SF 1-2

@SD 0-3

Escobar, Marte & Jones carry the O. Zack leads the young P staff.

7 players on IL

17

24

+7

Athletics

25-25

@DET 3-0

@CLE 3-0

Turned their offense back on. Chapman heating up with Davis on the IL.

7 players on IL

18

17

-1

Mets

24-25

@MIA 0-3

w/WSH 4-0

Swept by THE FISH in Miami. Cespedes out for season he never was in- farming issues. Thank god for Alonso & the Nats.

9 players on IL

19

20

+1

White Sox

23-26

w/TOR 2-2

@HOU 2-2

Young Sox keep gaining game experience. Giolito is a legit ace.

4 players on IL

20

18

-2

Rockies

22-26

@PHI 0-3

@PIT 2-1

Arenado, Story & Blackmon consistent as always. Marquez is the new ace. Still losing games.

5 players on IL

21

21

Angels

22-27

w/KC 2-1

w/MIN 0-3

Pujols climbing up all time lists has shined light on Halos dark season of P woes. Trout pacing for another MVP.

6 players on IL

22

22

Reds

22-27

w/LAD 1-2

@MIL 1-1

Puig much better lately. Starting P been decent. Is Votto washed up?

4 players on IL

23

16

-7

Mariners

23-29

w/MIN 1-3

@TEX 0-3

Oh boy! After hot start this is exactly where they’re expected

6 players on IL

24

25

+1

Giants

21-28

@ARI 2-1

w/ATL 1-3

Rebuild has to start, now! Where will Bumgarner go in July? Will Smith still getting jiggy with it.

3 players on IL

25

27

+2

Blue Jays

20-30

@CWS 2-2

w/BOS 1-3

The future is bright. The present not so much. Another HOF jr. is coming- named BIGGIO.

8 players on IL

26

23

-3

Tigers

18-29

w/OAK 0-3

w/MIA 0-3

Miggy can still hit- just singles now. Has he lost his thump in a HOF career? P can’t win if nobody scores.

4 players on IL

27

26

-1

Nationals

19-31

w/CHC 1-2

@NYM 0-4

Is it really Bryce missing? No. (Ask Philly) It’s their abysmal bullpen. Is Scherzer headed to the Bronx in July?

6 players on IL

28

29

+1

Royals

17-32

@LAA 1-2

@STL 1-1

In a lost season once Salvy went down- Royals young offense is building valuable experience.

4 players on IL

29

30

+1

Marlins

16-31

w/NYM 3-0

@DET 3-0

Nobody can stop THE FISH! Well, atleast last week.

6 players on IL

30

28

-2

Orioles

15-35

@CLE 1-3

w/NYY 0-4

Back on pace for 110 plus losses. Their young offense gaining game experience will prove bright in the future.

4 players on IL

WORDS: Vitamin Cee (@VitaminCeeSCINQ)

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