Houston Astros fans have very little to cheer for this year. Jonathan Villar gave a moment of excitement.
Well so much for the offensive revival. After the Royals out-slugged the Angels to take two of three, they finish the week at 2-4 after getting swept by the A’s.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 Friday, but they had to survive another bad performance from reliever Mitchell Boggs while Joe Kelly once again proved he should be used more often.
The club pulled off its first series sweep of the season against the Washington Nationals in DC, wrapping it up against their ace Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday afternoon. And as the club returns back home a half game ahead in the NL Central, here are three things to take from tilt with the Nationals.
An injury-shortened roster has overexposed the team’s depth, the bullpen has been hit-and-miss, and the offense has sputtered with runners in scoring position.
While the blame for another horrendous season ultimately starts at the top, it most certainly does not end there.
Lost in the roasting of Kansas City over the booing of Robinson Can0 was the sentiment that fans around baseball would not want to see Billy Butler compete in the Home Run Derby because they don’t even know who he is.
The Major League Baseball trade deadline is approaching.
The Cardinals won five of the six games they have ever played against Baltimore. This is about the loss.
St. Louis and Chicago may be heading in opposite directions, but none of that matters this weekend. The Cubs would like nothing more than to knock the Cardinals from their perch atop of the NL Central.