Good Morning, MLB Fans
We start with 2 teams heading in opposite directions: the Red Sox and the Orioles. Yesterday the Red Sox completed the sweep of Baltimore, throttling them 12-1. Boston has won 5 straight. After a solid start the Orioles have now lost 5 straight. Dustin Pedroia had 4 hits, 3 runs and 3 RBI to lead the BoSox.
Jordan Zimmerman got his first major league win as the Nats beat the Braves. Zimmerman went 6 innings and gave up 2 runs. Elijah Dukes was 2-4 with a run, a steal and a RBI. The Nats are now 2-10.
The Pirates bounced back from a big loss by shutting out the Marlins 8-0. Ross Ohlendorf gave up just 2 hits over 7 innings for his first win of the season. Nate McLouth hit his fourth homer and had 4 RBI. Nyjer Morgan had a hit and 2 runs scored. He’s hitting .333.
Bronson Arroyo got his 3rd win giving up 3 runs over 7 innings as the Reds beat the Astros 4-3. The Reds have won 2 straight and are now 7-5. Joey Votto and Edwin Encarnacion each drove in 2 for the Reds. Votto is hitting .354.
Jon Garland pitched well and Jason Marquis received his first loss of the season as the D’Backs beat the Rockies 6-3. Mark Reynolds homered and doubled off Marquis anddrove in 2. He also struck out once. Reynolds is again on pace for a huge K total. He already has 13 in just 40 at-bats. Will he top 200 again?
With just 4 games yesterday we’ll also take a look at some of the league leaders. 4 players are tied for the lead in hits at 23: Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, Aaron Hill and Kevin Youkilis.
Bobby Abreu and Chone Figgins are off and running. They are tied for the league lead in steals at 7.
Coco Crisp is off to a unique start. He’s just 8-40, but 7 of his hits are for extra bases. He has 2 doubles, 2 homers and leads MLB with 3 triples. He’s also drawn 11 walks in just 40 ABs.