Twins hold on to first place. The top 5 didn’t budge as all teams won at least 4 games. A’s & Rockies enjoyed the biggest jumps. Pirates slipped 4 spots for week’s biggest loss. Who’s hot: Josh Bell, Austin Riley, Lucas Giolito, Trevor Story, Rafael Devers & Aroldis Chapman. Division races: Yanks up 2.5 on Rays, Phillies and Cubs have Braves and Brewers breathing down their necks. All others aren’t even close. Summer is almost here. Will we see even more dingers??? See ya next week. P.S. All-star voting has started.

TW

LW

+/-

TEAM

W-L

OPPOSITION

COMMENT

INJURIES

1

1

Twins

37-17

w/CWS 3-0

w/MIL 1-1

Twins hold the top spot again! More homers & good pitching.

2 players on IL

2

2

Astros

37-20

w/BOS 2-1

w/CHC 2-1

Dominant  P keeps the team afloat as Altuve, Springer & Correa are injured.

8 players on IL

3

3

Yankees

36-19

@KC 2-1

w/SD 2-1

Business as usual for The Replacements. Timely hitting, solid infield defense & good pitching. Sanchez leads AL in HR

13 players on IL

4

4

Dodgers

38-19

@PIT 3-0

w/NYM 3-1

57-34 LA outscored Bucs & Mets. 6 win week doesn’t move them up. BP is glaring weakness.

3 players on IL

5

5

Rays

34-19

@CLE 3-1

w/TOR 3-0

6 games in the week gives the Rays their confidence back. No change in rankings tho.

7 players on IL

6

7

+1

Phillies

33-23

@MIL 2-1

w/STL 2-1

They have 1st in NL East- yet P & offense a bit underwhelming.

8 players on IL

7

6

-1

Cubs

31-23

w/CIN 1-2

@HOU 1-2

SP has been strength. O is steady. Still waiting on Kyle!

6 players on IL

8

8

Brewers

31-25

w/PHI 1-2

@MIN 1-1

Yelich & Moustakas= Rocky and Bullwinkle- they carry this team!

6 players on IL

9

9

Braves

30-26

@STL 3-1

w/WSH 0-2

Impressive road win in STL. Braves chasing Philly waiting on young P staff to get back on track.

2 players on IL

10

10

Red Sox

29-27

@HOU 1-2

w/CLE 1-2

It’s a matter of time when the P will catch up to the still lukewarm O. Devers and Chavis secure the future is bright in Beantown.

8 players on IL

11

13

+2

Padres

29-27

@TOR 2-1

@NYY 1-2

Best thing for young Padres was a trip to the Bronx. Playoff atmosphere will help in long run.

11 players on IL

12

17

+5

Athletics

29-27

w/SEA 3-0

w/LAA 1-2

Is ‘Moneyball’ on again in Oakland? Krush Davis is back.

5 players on IL

13

11

-2

Indians

28-27

w/TB 1-3

@BOS 2-1

They stay above .500 with a bad offense and patchwork P staff.

6 players on IL

14

20

+6

Rockies

28-27

w/BAL 2-1

w/ARI 4-0

Birds & Snakes make for a great diet for Rockies. 6 win week!

4 players on IL

15

14

-1

Rangers

27-26

@LAA 1-2

@SEA 2-1

Outscoring them is hard. BP is not. Dangerously close to good.

7 players on IL

16

12

-4

Pirates

27-27

@LAD 0-3

@CIN 2-2

Josh Bell giving Bellinger & Yelich a run for the MVP early.

11 players on IL

17

15

-2

Cardinals

27-28

w/ATL 1-2

@PHI 1-2

Redbirds need a boost. Ozuna carrying team. Goldie has not.

3 players on IL

18

16

-2

Diamondbacks

28-29

@SF 3-0

@COL 0-4

Road trip log: Sunny San Francisco & bad weather in Denver. 3 Ws & 4 Ls

7 players on IL

19

18

-1

Mets

27-29

w/DET 2-1

@LAD 1-3

ROY Alonso = Offense. SP have not been what’s expected of them.

8 players on IL

20

19

-1

White Sox

26-29

@MIN 0-3

w/KC 3-0

You win some, you lose some. Nobody can beat the Twins and anyone can beat the Royals.

5 players on IL

21

21

Angels

26-29

w/TEX 2-1

@Oak 2-1

Halos have not 1 qualifying P for ERA- ‘nuff said! O has some bump in their bats.

7 players on IL

22

22

Reds

26-30

@CHC 2-1

w/PIT 2-2

Derek Dietrich has 17 Hrs & 37 RBI in 130 ABs…where has he been? P staff still decent.

4 players on IL

23

27

+4

Nationals

24-32

w/MIA 3-1

@ATL 2-0

Soto heating up. Kendrick still hot from last year. Good week in DC!

6 players on IL

24

26

+2

Tigers

21-32

@NYM 1-2

@BAL 2-1

The Tigers O has no paws. (See Miggy) Decent P helps them compete.

6 players on IL

25

24

-1

Giants

22-33

w/ARI 0-3

@MIA 1-2

Outscored 50-16 this week. Bochy might quit before retiring.

4 players on IL

26

23

-3

Mariners

24-34

@OAK 0-3

w/TEX 1-2

Now that expectations are normal again- trading begins. Bruce to Philly

9 players on IL

27

25

-2

Blue Jays

21-35

w/SD 1-2

@TB 0-3

Jays young players gaining valuable experience. “Bright side”

9 players on IL

28

29

+1

Marlins

19-35

1-3@WSH

w/SF 2-1

The Fish Express was slowed in DC but kept on over SF. They move up again.

7 players on IL

29

28

-1

Royals

18-37

w/NYY 1-2

0-3@CWS

Bullpen is in need of help. Young stars on offense keep learning.

5 players on IL

30

30

Orioles

17-39

@COL 1-2

w/DET 1-2

Birds still have bad P staff but the young offense keeps scoring.

4 players on IL

WORDS: Vitamin Cee (@VitaminCeeSCINQ)

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