Saturday, October 31, 2009

National League - April 9

Player of the Day: Carl Morton -- pitched a 2-hit shutout vs. the San Diego Padres

National League - April 8

Player of the Day: Tony Perez -- The first three Reds (Rose, Griffey, Morgan) got on. After Bench struck out Perez hit a grand slam to set the tone for this game.

Friday, October 30, 2009

American League - July 12

  • Kansas City has passed Oakland for the AL West lead. The A's are in a tailspin while the Royals are playing their best ball of the year. The Kansas City pitching is still shaky but the offense is starting to click.
  • The biggest mover in the AL East is the Baltimore Orioles, picking up 1.5 games during the week. They lead the league in home runs and they're getting excellent starting pitching. Jim Palmer is having another Cy Young year. Cleveland is still the biggest surprise in the league. The Indians picked up a game in the standings this week. They're only two games behind the New York Yankees at the All Star Break.
  • Something happened to the stats in the NL so I'm going to restart it from scratch. Once the NL reaches the All Star Break, the All Star game will be played and we'll get back to the alternating weeks format. Since the NL is being restarted, all previous entries relating to the NL will be deleted. :(

American League - July 5

After taking 3 of 4 from Oakland in a weekend series, the Kansas City Royals are now only 1/2 game behind in the AL West. The Royals head to New York for a big series with the Yankees. The Yanks split a series with the 2nd place Cleveland Indians to keep their 3-game lead in the AL East. The Red Sox and the Orioles continue to hang around in the East but haven't made much of a move yet.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

American League Through June

It's been a while since I've updated. It's hard to get reports to show up properly on blogger. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Not surprisingly, the New York Yankees are leading the AL East. The Cleveland Indians are only three games behind. The Baltimore Orioles (one of the teams I'm managing) are struggling but have played better lately. They're 7 games back.

In the AL West the Oakland A's continue to play much better than anticipated. The running game is in full swing and they currently hold a 2.5 game lead over the Kansas City Royals (the other team I'm managing). The Royals are struggling with inconsistent pitching.

Reggie Belts Three Homers in One Game

Reggie Jackson homered three times and had all 5 RBI for the Orioles on June 2 as they beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2.

Luis Tiant Pitches a No-Hitter

Luis Tiant no-hit the Oakland A's today. He walked three Athletics and had one error made behind him, but he cruised to a 5-0 victory that improved his record to 7-4.