The Dodgers Did What?!
One word: UY!
I knew going into this series that it would be tough, but it’s really embarrassing to get swept at home by none other than the Giants.
Where do I start? I could point out the bad pitching, the lackadaisical hitting, the bad base running and the bad defense, but anyone who watched any of these three games could see this easily.
So why bother?
Fortunately it’s only April, and a season is not lost in this month. Sure it could help win the division, but it won’t completely kill a team unless you’re the Washington Nationals. So I’m not going to worry about things too much. For now.
Speaking of the Nationals, I now present to you my Top 5 and Bottom 5 of baseball right now.
1. Boston Red Sox - I really hate to admit they're the best team right now. I just don't like them, but their pitching is running the team right now. They'll blow it down the stretch like they always do, but so far they're the best.
2. New York Mets - Their bullpen is lights out, and they're a hitting threat throughout the lineup.
3. Atlanta Braves - I don't see enough of them, but every time I watch ESPN they seem to have won a game.
4. Cleveland Indians - How in the world do they have a 12-7 record? Great starting pitching from CC Sabathia and clutch hitting from Travis Hafner and Grady Sizemore, that's how.
5. Milwaukee Brewers - Ben Sheets, Prince Fielder, JJ Hardy and Jeff Suppan. If you don't know their names now, learn them.
26. New York Yankees - All of the talk about A-Rod having the April to be remembered and where are the Yanks? 8-12 tied with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for last place in the AL East.
27. Tampa Bay Devil Rays - They looked awful against the Angels. After a mini-sweep of the Yanks at home, they completely stunk it up in Anaheim.
28. Kansas City Royals - They are performing just as expected if not higher.
29. Chicago Cubs - Add manager Lou Piniella and high priced free agent Alfonso Soriano and what do you have? A club that still is pinning its hopes on the broken down arms of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood.
30. Washington Nationals - They're 7-15 and seven games back in the NL East. And THAT'S the good news.
Ok. To be honest, I did this more so I didn't have to talk about the Dodgers. Consider this my cooling off period. From the looks of it we need many prayers going to into this weekend's series in San Diego. Mark my words: we will be close to the bottom of the division by the middle of May.
That's it. Go SUNS!
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