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We are now into May there have been several surprises this baseball season. To the surprise of most people, the Dodgers are in first place in the NL West. This is almost as crazy as Albert Pujols not hitting a homerun in the month of April, but oh wait… that happened…
So how are the Dodgers having all of this success? Well, a large part of that is due to Matt Kemp. Most people expected the young centerfielder to have another amazing year, but he is posting numbers that are absolutely unheard of. At this point in the season it would almost be an upset if he didn’t win the triple crown.
Andre Ethier is back and better than ever, providing protection for Kemp and leading the National League in RBIs. Not only do Kemp and Ethier bring the bat, but their fielding ability and arm strength are way above average, saving numerous runs for Dodger pitchers.
As far as pitching goes, Clayton Kershaw is still dominating opposing teams, pretty much guaranteeing a win every time he takes the ...
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Star outfielder Matt Kemp is hampered by a strained hamstring. The hope is he won't have to go on the DL.
Talk about your well kept secrets. In any other year, chances are the Los Angeles Dodgers being in first place would warrant page one of the local sports section. On Monday, their story couldn’t be found until about page 7.
The Dodgers are used to losing space to the...
Los Angeles is the “City of Angels” and its Angels baseball team has a superstar now in Albert Pujols. But Albert was imported from St. Louis and has yet to prove his worth to the people in LA. There is someone who wears Dodger blue that is rapidly winning over the people of LA. His name is Matt Kemp and
Pardon me for hitting this point again and again, but it's by far the most fascinating part of Albert Pujols' season so far. Anybody can go into a home run drought; the difference between a home run and a flyout is, what, the width of a cuticle? It's very easy for a home-run hitter to not hit a home run. They do it all the time. But to not walk is just so deliberate...
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There was an unusual moment during the Angels’ postgame handshake lineup on Wednesday night. After beating the Twins 6-2, the Angels players lined up for handshakes and high-fives to celebrate the win. For some reason, Albert Pujols chucked his glove at teammate Erick Aybar. The move was strange and made Pujols look like a jerk, but SI injury...
Albert Pujols finally got the homerun monkey off his back. The all-star first baseman went yard for the first time in an Angels’ uniform, as Los Angeles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, 4-3.
Pujols suffered through the worst homerless drought of his career – after signing a monster 10 year, $240 million contract – going an astounding 110 at bats without hitting the...
After last night's 6-2 Angels win over the Twins, as the Angels are doing their postgame handshakes, shortstop Erick Aybar taps first baseman Albert Pujols on the elbow. Pujols proceeds to whip his glove at Aybar, and looks really, really irritated afterwards, inspecting his elbow. It's worth noting that the elbow that Aybar tapped was the one that Pujols has had problems...
@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-2) @ Minnesota Twins (7-20)Pitching Probables: LAA – Jered Weaver (12-17, 1.61 ERA) MIN – Francisco Liriano (0-4, 9.97 ERA)Game Info: 5:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
First thing I want to address, this is something that's been itching in the back of my mind for some time, but HOLY HELL WHY IN THE WORLD DOES EVERYONE...
DID YOU KNOW? While the world has obsessed over Matt Kemp's awesomeness and Albert Pujols' terribleness and Jamie Moyer's oldness and Bryce Harper's youngness, professional baseball has also been played by at least like fifty other people! It's a thing I'd forgotten for a while, what with those things, and the unmitigated disaster that has been the Twins...
If you’re like me, you’re thoroughly disappointed with your first round draft choice in this year’s fantasy baseball draft. Thankfully, the season is only a month old. However, it’s hard not to think that this nonsense could perpetuate… So who’s the biggest first round disaster?
Albert Pujols -Albert’s stats are absolutely grotesque. He’s done nothing. Absolutely...
The Baltimore Orioles began the week with the best record in the majors, with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals close behind. Albert Pujols was slumping, Bobby Valentine was getting booed and Derek Jeter was hitting nearly .400.
Signs of the season, or mere mirages? A quick look at the big questions so far in baseball:
- Can the Orioles stay atop the AL East? Cleveland...
Photo Credit: Marianne O'Leary
Although baseball is well underway and the season is chugging along as usual, there are a number of absolute studs that have been seriously underperforming. Obviously everybody and their mother knows of Albert Pujols’ struggles, but Jose Bautista and Robinson Cano are also putting up duds on the regular nowadays. Moving down the totem pole a...
Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
Current Level: AAA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th
Current Value: Nearly Ready
Barring injury, St. Louis probably won’t be looking to shake its roster up anytime soon given its success in 2012 despite the loss of Mr. Albert Pujols. Lance Berkman and Allen Craig, both capable of playing first base, are also getting healthy, which could mean...