Ranking #11

Performance Grades

  • 1-6 A
  • 7-12 B
  • 13-18 C
  • 19-24 D
  • 25-30 F
  1. Texas (5)
  2. St. Louis (1)
  3. Boston (2)
  4. Pittsburgh (7)
  5. Arizona (3)
  6. Baltimore (4)
  7. Oakland (6)
  8. Detroit (9)
  9. Cincinnati (8)
  10. Atlanta (11)
  11. Kansas City (10)
  12. Toronto (13)
  13. New York Yankees (14)
  14. Cleveland (15)
  15. San Francisco (12)
  16. Washington (16)
  17. Philadelphia (17)
  18. San Diego (18)
  19. Tampa Bay (21)
  20. Colorado (19)
  21. New York Mets (25)
  22. Seattle (20)
  23. Minnesota (24)
  24. Los Angeles Angels (22)
  25. Houston (23)
  26. Los Angeles Dodgers (27)
  27. Chicago White Sox (29)
  28. Milwaukee (28)
  29. Chicago Cubs (26)
  30. Miami (30)

ON THE RISE

Texas 4
Pittsburgh 3
Detroit 1
Atlanta 1
Toronto 1
New York Yankees 1
Cleveland 1
Tampa Bay 2
New York Mets 4
Minnesota 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Chicago White Sox 2

ON THE DECLINE

St. Louis -1
Boston -1
Arizona -2
Baltimore -2
Oakland -1
Cincinnati -1
Kansas City -1
San Francisco -3
Colorado -1
Seattle -2
Los Angeles Angels -2
Houston -2
Chicago Cubs -3

NO CHANGE, STAYS THE SAME

Washington 0
Philadelphia 0
San Diego 0
Milwaukee 0
Miami 0

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Ranking #10

Performance Grades

  • 1-6 A
  • 7-12 B
  • 13-18 C
  • 19-24 D
  • 25-30 F
  1. St. Louis (1)
  2. Boston (3)
  3. Arizona (4)
  4. Baltimore (5)
  5. Texas (2)
  6. Oakland (6)
  7. Pittsburgh (7)
  8. Cincinnati (13)
  9. Detroit (10)
  10. Kansas City (11)
  11. Atlanta (8)
  12. San Francisco (12)
  13. Toronto (17)
  14. New York Yankees (9)
  15. Cleveland (15)
  16. Washington (16)
  17. Philadelphia (14)
  18. San Diego (20)
  19. Colorado (19)
  20. Seattle (24)
  21. Tampa Bay (18)
  22. Los Angeles Angels (23)
  23. Houston (25)
  24. Minnesota (22)
  25. New York Mets (21)
  26. Chicago Cubs (28)
  27. Los Angeles Dodgers (27)
  28. Milwaukee (29)
  29. Chicago White Sox (26)
  30. Miami (30)

ON THE RISE

Boston 1
Arizona 1
Baltimore 1
Cincinnati 5
Detroit 1
Kansas City 1
Toronto 4
San Diego 2
Seattle 4
Los Angeles Angels 1
Houston 2
Chicago Cubs 2
Milwaukee 1

ON THE DECLINE

Texas -3
Atlanta -3
New York Yankees -5
Philadelphia -3
Tampa Bay -3
Minnesota -2
New York Mets -4
Chicago White Sox -3

NO CHANGE, STAYS THE SAME

St. Louis 0
Oakland 0
Pittsburgh 0
San Francisco 0
Cleveland 0
Washington 0
Colorado 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Miami 0

Next ranking to be released following Rangers-Cardinals on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball

Game 67 (Chicago Cubs v. Cincinnati)

4 game sweep? Why not, it’s the Chicago Cubs and every game counts, plus the Reds have already clinched the season series. Today, it will be a little bit tougher to claim that sweep with Mat Latos facing Jeff Samardzija. 

http://tinyurl.com/CHC-v-CIN-06132013

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Preview:

Mat Latos: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2B, 3 R, BB & 6 SO

Jeff Samardzija: 6 IP, 6 H, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 BB & 6 SO

Game 66 (Chicago v Cincinnati)

Sorry for not providing a game preview the past week, I’ve had a busy and horrible week, dealing with family conflicts and food poison sickness. I’m back at it for today’s game and tomorrow’s game before I take time off the blog, will only do rankings during the 10 days that I’m on vacation and will not be instantly released following Sunday Night Baseball. 

Today, the Reds will attempt to clinch the season series against the Chicago Cubs, only 10 is needed to clinch a division opponent series, 4 for West and Central division opponents. The Reds will put Mike Leake on the mound and face former Red, Travis Wood.

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Preview:

Mike Leake: 5 1/3 IP, 9 H, 2 2B, 2 R, BB & 3 SO

Travis Wood: 5 IP, 7 H, 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 HBP & SF

http://tinyurl.com/CHC-v-CIN-06122013

 

Ranking #9

Performance Grades

  • 1-6 A
  • 7-12 B
  • 13-18 C
  • 19-24 D
  • 25-30 F
  1. St. Louis (2)
  2. Texas (1)
  3. Boston (4)
  4. Arizona (3)
  5. Baltimore (7)
  6. Oakland (8) 
  7. Pittsburgh (6)
  8. Atlanta (10)
  9. New York Yankees (13)
  10. Detroit (9)
  11. Kansas City (12)
  12. San Francisco (14)
  13. Cincinnati (5)
  14. Philadelphia (15)
  15. Cleveland (11)
  16. Washington (16)
  17. Toronto (17)
  18. Tampa Bay (18)
  19. Colorado (19)
  20. San Diego (21)
  21. New York Mets (23)
  22. Minnesota (24)
  23. Los Angeles Angels (22)
  24. Seattle (20)
  25. Houston (25)
  26. Chicago White Sox (26)
  27. Los Angeles Dodgers (27)
  28. Chicago Cubs (28)
  29. Milwaukee (29)
  30. Miami (30)

ON THE RISE

St. Louis 1
Boston 1
Baltimore 2
Oakland 2 
Atlanta 2
New York Yankees 4
Kansas City 1
San Francisco 2
Philadelphia 1
San Diego 1
New York Mets 2
Minnesota 2

ON THE DECLINE

Texas -1
Arizona -1
Pittsburgh -1
Detroit -1
Cincinnati -8
Cleveland -4
Los Angeles Angels -1
Seattle -4

NO CHANGE, STAYS THE SAME

Washington 0
Toronto 0
Tampa Bay 0
Colorado 0
Houston 0
Chicago White Sox 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Chicago Cubs 0
Milwaukee 0
Miami 0 

Next ranking will be released following the Giants-Braves game on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN

Game 63 (Cincinnati v St. Louis)

National Television. Outright. The whole world is watching the Cincinnati skyline tonight when the Reds face the Cardinals in the Rubber match and can be 2 games back from the central leaders with a win.

http://tinyurl.com/CIN-v-STL-06092013

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Preview:

Lance Lynn: 6 IP, 7 H, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 R, 2 BB, 9 SO, HBP & SF

Bronson Arroyo: 6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2B, HR, 3 R, BB & 3 SO

Game 62 (Cincinnati v St. Louis)

How disappointing was last night? Very disappointing. At least for me, I had family business to take care of so the emotions for anger weren’t there last night, but now the Reds have to do some work against the Cardinals because being behind the season series at 5-2 isn’t acceptable, they have 10 home games this season and need to take the advantage of being at home.

This preview is short today because Tyler Lyons is a fresh rookie out of the minor leagues and has not faced one Reds batter, but for Mat Latos, he has been dominant against the Cardinals this year and must be dominant tonight to beat them. Reds are 2-0 when Latos pitches against the Cards, but the first one was a 9-run 9th inning.

http://tinyurl.com/CIN-v-STL-06082013

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Preview:

Tyler Lyons: Debut against the Cincinnati Reds

Mat Latos: 5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 2B, HR, 4 R, 2 BB & 4 SO

Let’s hope and pray that the Reds make Lyons work the pitch count and not be overwhelmed by a rookie pitcher. If that happens, they can win and avoid the Cardinals threat of the RISP.