What a week we had, this week in the MLB.  We saw a feat that hadn't been reached in 50 years in Flushing, New York, and we saw a player hit 4 home runs in 4 consecutive plate appearances.  As the calender turns to june, the playoff picture is starting to become clear. 



MLB: Around The League (5/28/12 - 6/3/12)

Sitting in the Sauna (Who's Hot):

  • Dexter Fowler, OF, Col: 15/27, .556 BA, 13 Runs, 2 Hrs, 8 RBIs, 3 Sbs
  • Hanley Ramirez, 3B, Mia: 12/24, .500 BA, 6 Runs, 4 Hrs, 6 RBIs, 1 Sb
  • Gordon Beckham, 2B, ChW: 9/29, .310 BA, 5 Runs, 3 Hrs, 8 RBIs, 0 Sbs
  • Mark Trumbo, 3B, LAA: 9/24, .375 BA, 6 Runs, 3 Hrs, 7 RBIs, 1 Sb

Hitting Performer of the Week:   

  • Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Col: 15/30, .500 BA, 8 Runs, 4 Hrs, 9 RBIs, 1 Sb

Pitching Line of the Week:

  • Johan Santana, LHP, NYM: 9.0 IP, 0 Hs, 0 ER, 5 BBs, 8 Ks Vs Stl

3 Up:

  • White Sox (5-1, @TB Vs Sea): Chris Sale has been racking up strikeouts (15 and 8) in his past 2 starts, and Jake Peavy, if healthy, looks back to his former self.  Paul Konerko cooled off this week but Dayan Viciedo, Gordon Beckham, Alex Rios, and Alejandro De Aza have picked up the slack.  The White Sox look like a legit contender in the AL Central.
  • Mets (4-2, Vs Phi Vs Stl): The Mets starting rotation has looked flawless recently.  Johan Santana just pitched the franchise's first no-hitter, in his last 4 starts, R.A. Dickey has struck out 38 batters and only given up 4 earned runs in 29.1 innings pitched, Jonathan Niese has been pitching well, and Dillon Gee has had his moments.  This offense depends so much on David Wright, so they need him to keep it going.
  • Angels (4-2, Vs NYY Vs Tex): Mike Trout has single handily saved the Angels season.  His bat, glove, speed, and intensity, have given the Angels a huge spark.  Mark Trumbo has been hitting a lot of "Trum-Bombs", and Ernesto Frieri has been lock down out of the bullpen.

3 Down:

  • Orioles (1-5, @Tor @TB): It looks like the Orioles are finally tumbling down to planet earth.  The injury to Nick Markakis really hurt this offense, along with the lingering wrist issue to Adam Jones.  Jason Hammel, Tommy Hunter, and Wei-Yin Chen all got hit hard this past week.  The only bright spots were Brian Matusz, Matt Wieters, and Mark Reynolds.
  • Cardinals (1-5, @Atl, @NYM): The pitching seems to have hit a bump in the road.  Lance Lynn had one good start, and an awful one to end the week.  Jake Westbrook, Adam Wainwright, and Kyle Lohse all put forth a bad start each, and the offense went ice cold.  Yadier Molina had a 4 for 4 game, with a home run vs the Braves on Tuesday.
  • Dodgers (1-6, Vs Mil @Col): This team will have virtually no shot of competiting, without Matt Kemp healthy.  The Dodgers scored more than 3 runs in only 1 game all week.  Their pitchers kept them in the majority of the games, but the offense just couldn't produce.  If the Dodgers want to win this division they need to make a trade.