By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director
We have completed roughly 40 percent of the regular season in baseball. You’re probably thinking that went by fast unless you’re a Washington Nationals fan. Wait, do those even exist?
Anyway, let’s take a trip around the divisions.
- The Red Sox are in first place as the AL’s best team and baseball’s best home team with a 22-8 record.
- The Yankees have been playing .500 lately but are still good for second place.
- Here comes Tampa Bay. On a six-game winning streak, the team is tied with Toronto for third place.
- The Orioles are still in last, a place they will be for the reminder of the season.
- Detroit has a two-game lead in first.
- The Twins are in second with a 33-33 record. They play very well at home but have struggled on the road, posting a record of 11-21.
- Despite sitting in last place, Cleveland is only 6.5 games out of first.
- The first place Rangers have a two-game edge and a 13-3 division record
- Though the second place Angels have won five straight games, they are 9-12 in the division.
- Philadelphia is at the top with a three-game advantage. The Phillies are by far the best road team in baseball at an incredible 23-9. Yet home hasn’t been so sweet at 13-17.
- The Mets are in second place and have a very difficult schedule until the All-Star break.
- Florida and Atlanta have been rotating third place these last few days.
- The Nationals are a joke. Not every team can be 16-46. Nice going, Nats.
- The tightest division in baseball is led by the Milwaukee Brewers.
- St. Louis is in second by a game.
- The Reds and Cubs are playing .500 baseball.
- Even though the Pirates and Astros are tied for last, they are just 5.5 games from first.
- The Dodgers are the best team in baseball and have a commanding 8.5 game lead over the Giants.
- Colorado just saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end last night. The Rockies are in third with a 31-33 record.
WSOE Sports Director