Monday, April 14, 2008

The weekend in baseball

Man these guys are on fire! The won two our of three against the division rival Detroit Tigers. Two grand slams in one game, one from Crede and the other from Pauly yesterday. These guys are hitting and if you add Gavin Floyd's performance Saturday and Javier Vasquez yesterday I think our rotation is looking good. Also the are burying a division rival, Detroit is 2-10 they are digging a hole that maybe difficult to dig out of. I know it is only twelve game into the season but I am catching White Sox fever!

The Cubs are coming off of a 4-2 road trip. Here is what I don't understand on Fox Sports MLB power rankings they are ranked number ten and the White Sox are eleven. The Cubs needed thirty innings in two games to beat the Pirates then they rolled into Philly and lost two out of three. On top of that you had bad outings from Zambrano, Lilly and Marquis. Dempster is the surprise here on the positive side but Lilly has had three bad starts and his velocity is down. It is only April but that does not bode well for a team that we have been force fed that this is their year. They are currently third in the NL Central behind a surprsing St Louis and Milwaukee. You don't win a season in April but you can lose it.