Another week of baseball is in the books, and we had some interesting occurrences. The Seattle Mariners used 6 pitchers to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, interleague brought record breaking attendances to stadiums, and lots of teams got swept. The season keeps on rolling and I'll keep you up to date on the newest trends in this weeks addition of MLB: Around The League.
MLB: Around The League (6/4/12 - 6/10/12)
Sitting in the Sauna (Who's Hot):
- Mike Trout, OF, LAA: 13/25, .520 BA, 10 Runs, 0 Hrs, 4 RBIs, 4 Sbs
- Mark Trumbo, OF, LAA: 7/24, .292 BA, 5 Runs, 4 Hrs, 12 RBIs, 0 Sb
- Alfonso Soriano, OF, ChC: 10/28, .357 BA, 7 Runs, 4 Hrs, 9 RBIs, 0 Sb
- Jason Kubel, OF, Ari: 9/22, .409 BA, 6 Runs, 2 Hrs, 12 RBIs, 0 Sbs
Hitting Performer of the Week:
- Torii Hunter, OF, LAA: 11/22, .500 BA, 10 Runs, 4 Hrs, 10 RBIs, 1 Sb
Pitching Line of the Week:
- Zach Greinke, RHP, Mil: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 Ks (Win Vs ChC)
- Yankees (5-1, Vs TB Vs NYM): The Yankees pitching staff had an amazing week. No pitcher allowed more than 3 runs in a start, and all 6 outings were quality starts. Russell Martin had a huge game on Sunday vs the Mets hitting a 2 run homer to bring the Yankees with-in one, and a walk-off homer in the 9th inning. David Robertson is set to return next weekend.
- Nationals (5-1, Vs NYM @Bos): Tyler Clippard was 4/4 in save opportunities, while only giving up 2 walks and a hit, in 5 relief appearances. The best pitching staff in baseball, keeps on dominating hitters. Stephen Strasburg is tied for 2nd in the majors, with 92 strikeouts.
- Pirates (5-1, @ Cin, Vs KC): The Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place, for the second year in a row, from June 10th or later. Andrew McCutchen keeps on hitting, Neil Walker looks like he may be turning it around, and Alex Presley starting swiping some bases, after his recall from triple-a. The starting pitching has been very solid, and if the Pirates want to compete, the pitching staff will be the key.
- Marlins (0-6, Vs Atl Vs TB): Josh Johnson tossed his 6th consecutive start, without giving up more than 3 runs on Wednesday. Aside from that, Anibal Sanchez and Carlos Zambrano pitched horrible, and the offense scored no more than 4 runs in a game, all week long. Heath Bell has pitched fairly well, but the Marlins need to be more consistent if they are to catch the Nationals.
- Phillies (1-6, Vs LAD @Bal): Cliff Lee pitched well enough to get his first win of the year twice, and didn't get it either time. Joe Blanton and Kyle Kendrick both got lit up in their starts. The offense is starting to hit decently, with Juan Pierre as a bright spot. They have lost a lot of close ball games, but without Roy Halladay, this team is in a lot of trouble.
- Red Sox (1-5, Vs Bal Vs Was): The rotation actually looked decent this week. Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, and Clay Buchholz all pitched fairly well. The Red Sox lineup hasn't been able to put together much offense. Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, and Kevin Youkilis have produced almost nothing, recently. The bullpen has improved, but this team still has many issues that need fixing.