Another exciting week of baseball featuring a lot of action:
Mets have maintained their trend of performing well in the beginning of the season, posting a 7-4 record. This is mostly due to Matt Harvey, 3-0, .82 ERA, 10.2K/9 and John Buck 6 HR, 19 RBI, and .317 BA.
Speaking of Harvey, he flirted with a no-hitter as well as Clay Bucholtz who fell 6 outs short of one. Mirroring the Mets, the Dodgers have also posted a 7-4 record, putting them in a 3-way tie for second place in the NL West.
LA Angels have disappointed thus far in the season, a 4-8 record. While in their last 10 they are 3-7, the have won two games in a row, mainly due to Hamilton and Trout starting to pick it up, despite their overall struggles. Trout hit his first home run and Hamilton went 3-4 and hit a homer for the second straight day to lead the Angels past the Astros 4-1.
Justin Upton hit his league leading 7th homer, leading the 11-1 Braves with a .348 BA and 11 RBI. The other catalyst has been a surprise, the bare-handed swinging Chris Gatis with a .324 AVG, 4 HR, and 10 RBIs.
Roy Hallady notched his 200th career win after struggling mightily in his two previous starts. Overall he has a 7.63 ERA, but in this one, 8IP, 1ER, and 1 BB. Only discouraging thing: 2k.
Prince Fielder has had a phenomenal start to the season with .436 AVG, 4 HR, and 18 RBIs. The Tigers overall have 7 people hitting over .300 (greater than 30 ABs) and are currently tied with the Royals for the division lead.
R.A. Dickey got his first win and first in a Blue Jays uniform. Pitching a 5.82 ERA this season, he has a lot of proving to do in order to validate the trading of Travis D’arnuad and Nolan Syndergaard. In other news, Jose Reyes sprained his ankle and will miss up to three months.
Zach Greinke will be out around 8 weeks after taking the brunt of the force from Carlos Quentin. While his injury is an unfortunate occurrence, Greinke and Quentin have a history of two previous hit by pitches. Not a smart move and I have zero problem with him charging the mound.