The Chicago Cubs probably consider themselves lucky they play in one of the weakest divisions in baseball. The Cubs lost three straight to Atlanta and Pittsburgh before righting the ship with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.
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When the Texas Rangers traded away Jonathan Lucroy and Yu Darvish at the trade deadline, that was supposed to indicate they were waving the white flag on their season.
It’s been a tough August for the New York Yankees. They are just 4-8 after dropping two of three to their chief rivals the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile, they’ve watched Boston start to pull away in the division after winning ten of their last 11.
Boston Red Sox evened their weekend series with New York on Saturday with a comfortable 10-5 win in the Bronx. The Yankees took game one with a five run eighth inning that erased a 3-0 lead, but there would be no comeback in game two.
Kansas City Royals has been slumping in the last ten days. It has put a major dent in their momentum after they were seven games above .500 on July 30th. They are just 2-7 since then heading into Wednesday’s games.
It’s amazing how fast the narrative can change around a baseball team. At last week’s trade deadline the Yankees were being praised for winning the sweepstakes with new veterans added for the pitching staff and in the field.
St. Louis Cardinals must be counting their lucky stars that they play in the division that no one seems to want to win. Just when it seemed that the Chicago Cubs were going to go on a run and put everyone in their dust, they…
Not too long ago Chicago Cubs was the hottest team (not named the LA Dodgers) in all of baseball. They went 14-3 to start their post-All Star break schedule and it helped them to climb all the way to 2.5 games up in the NL Central.
Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are two teams in the largest markets in major league baseball. It is a glamor matchup that has lost some of its luster this year. But one great reason to watch is the Dodgers march on history.
The New York Yankees traded for Sonny Gray & Jaime Garcia at the trade deadline on Monday capping an impressive month of retooling, but they are still looking for their first win in August.