3 months into the season

We are now 3 months into the season and I figured I would check out my predictions going into the season to see how I am doing.  In the

AL

East-Boston, 10 games up on the Yankees.

Central-Cleveland, up by a game over Detroit and still needs to reinforce the bullpen.

West-Oakland, I based the pick on a healthy Harden.  So far he hasn’t been healthy meaning this pick was wrong.  Are already 8.5 games back.

Wild Card-Detroit-Really strong but have questions in the pen.

NL

East-Phillies-were really hot and now have dropped 3 in a row to the Mets.  Now 6 games back.

Central-Brewers-the Brew Crew started off fast, fell off for a few weeks and now seem to be back on track.  Have a 7.5 game lead in a weak division.

West-Dodgers-A game back in what so far has been a 3 team race.  The starting pitching hasn’t been as good as originally thought. 

Wild Card-Cardinals-I made this pick with my heart more so than my head.  Well so far this team is not so good.

Cy Young

Johan Santana-9-6 with a 2.76 ERA.  Has only given up 7 runs in his last 35 innings.  Dan Haren so far is definitely the best pitcher in the AL. 

Roy Oswalt-7-5 with an ERA of 3.42 on a really bad Astros team.  Brad Penney is putting together a quiet run at the award, leading the league in wins with ten and ERA at 2.04.

MVP

Grady Sizemore-Putting together a solid season, but A-Rod has been unreal.

Albert Pujols-Struggled to get going and has not been able to maintain the consistency that we have come to expect.

So, I picked the AL pretty well, but the rest of my picks weren’t very good.  What this proves is that I am not very good at predictions.

The Cardinals fell to the Reds as Wainwright struggled with control.  How do the Cards only get 1 run on 5 hits and strikeout 8 times against Kyle Lohse and his 3-10 record and ERA around 5?

Goodbye Toma Ohka.  Our newest Asian import gave up 7 runs on 11 hits in only 5.1 IP.  Ricky hit bomb number 22.  Check out the article on Chris Russ and his involvement in the Mexican League.

Jarret Hoffpauir had another 2 hit night for Springfield.  Colby and Bryan Anderson were a combined 1 for  7 with 4 Ks.  Mitch Boggs got the win in a mediocre outing.  Chris Perez picked up save number 21.

Palm Beach swept a doubleheader.  The Cardinals put up 17 in the first game and only 1 run in the second game.  Allen Craig hit HR number 17. 

Tyler Herron was stellar for the Swing.  Herron gave up 1 run on 3 hits and struckout 10 in 6 innings of work.  Kenny Maiques picked up his 18th save.  Steven Hill got a hit in his Midwest League debut after being promoted from Batavia. 

Due to the promotion of Eddie Degerman and demotion of Blake King, the Swing has ditched the piggyback rotation.

Tommy Pham had 3 hits including his first HR for Batavia.  Pham is now hitting .351.  The Cardinals 1S pick, Clayton Mortenson, pitched 5 scoreless innings allowing only 1 hit. 

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