Another crazy week of basebal is in the books.  Many players couldn't be cooled off, some teams started winning games, while others weren't as fortunate.  I'll go over all of that in my first edition of MLB: Around The League.



MLB: Around The League (5/21/12 - 5/27/12)

Sitting in the Sauna (Who's Hot):

  • Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Mia: 10/27, .370 BA, 8 Runs, 3 Hrs, 10 RBIs, 1 SB
  • Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA: 9/28, .321 BA, 5 Runs, 4 Hrs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB
  • Paul Konerko, 1B, ChW: 14/24, .583 BA, 10 Runs, 3 Hrs, 10 RBIs, 0 SB
  • Jeff Francoeur, OF KC: 11/25, .440 BA, 5 Runs, 4 Hrs, 6 RBIs, 1 SB

Hitting Performer of the Week:      

  • Melky Cabrera, OF, SF: 14/31, .452 BA, 12 Runs, 2 Hrs, 8 RBIs, 3 Sbs

Pitching Line of the Week:

  • Dan Haren, SP, LAA: 9.0 IP, 4 Hs, 0 ER, 0 BB, 14 Ks @Sea

3 Up:

  • Reds (6-1, vsAtl vsCol): Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, and Drew Stubbs have been crushing the ball all week long.  Mat Latos won 2 games, and Todd Frazier hit a walk off home run.  Aroldis Chapman has yet to have an appearence out of the bullpen without striking out atleast 1 batter.

  • Angels (6-1, @Oak @Sea): Albert Pujols hit 4 homeruns this week.  6 out of 7 days, the Angels got a quality start from their pitching staff.  Scott Downs and Ernesto Frieri are dominating in the bullpen.
  • Yankees (5-1, vsKC @Oak): Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, and Alex Rodriguez are starting to hit well.  No starter gave up more than 3 earned runs all week long.

3 Down:

  • Cubs (0-6, @Hou @Pit): Have lost 12 in a row and are tied for the worst record in baseball.  Ryan Dempster has been pitching really well, but has yet to record a win, due to having the worst run support of any pitcher in baseball.  The offense can't buy a hit, and the bullpen has been very unpredictable.

  • Braves (0-7, @Cin vsWas): The Braves fell from 1st to 1 game out of the celler, in a very strong NL East.  Freddie Freeman's eye trouble, Chipper Jones' leg injury, Brian McCann's illness, and Jason Heyward's inability to hit, have left this Braves team scurrying for runs.  Tim Hudson and Mike Minor got lit up this past week.

  • Blue Jays (1-5, @TB @Tex): The Blue Jays rotation got murdered by the Rays and Rangers this week.  They gave up a combined 31 earned runs, in 25.1 innings pitched, for an 11.12 ERA.  Colby Rasmus had a nice week offensively, along with Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.  You can only hit yourself out of so many situations, and this is not one of them.