MLB Season Update

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MLB Season Update

The baseball field when thee Cubs played the Red Sox this past year.

The baseball field when thee Cubs played the Red Sox this past year.

The baseball field when thee Cubs played the Red Sox this past year.

The baseball field when thee Cubs played the Red Sox this past year.

By Michael McKay, Staff Writer

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Even though it has been only a month or so since the MLB kicked its season off, this season has been nothing short of wild thus far.

Here are the current top standings for each MLB division:

American League:

  • East-Boston Red Sox (13-2)– The Red Sox currently hold the best record in the MLB, an insane 13 wins, and two losses. Players such as Mookie Betts (RF), Xander Bogaerts (3B), and Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF) have been rallying behind their excellent starting-pitching lineups, such as Chris Sale and David Price. The Red Sox will play the next top team in the whole league, beginning tonight at 9:07 P.M.
  • Central- Minnesota Twins (7-4)– The AL Central is not filled with very great teams; however, the current front-runner of the division is the Minnesota Twins. Even they only have eleven games in the book, they’re leading the division, just half a game ahead of the usual AL powerhouse, the Cleveland Indians (8-6).
  • West- Los Angeles Angels (13-3)- The Angels, led by star center fielder Mike Trout, have been dominating the AL West, already being four games ahead of the second place team in the division, the Seattle Mariners. The big story behind the team is their move to pick up Japanese all-star pitcher and hitter Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani previously played in the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan, where he led the league as perhaps the best pitcher and hitter, something very unheard of in the MLB; however, he is firing away playing both parts phenomenally in his debut MLB season.

National League:

  • East- New York Mets (12-3)- Another team that has just been blowing everyone away with their incredible gameplay is the NY Mets. The Mets made lots of off-season moves to get great players from other teams, and now they’re rallying with an incredible lineup starring Yoenis Cespedes (RF), Todd Frazier (1B/3B), and Adrian Gonzalez (1B). They also have one of the greatest pitching lineups in the MLB, including Noah SyndergaardMatt Harvey, and Jake deGrom.
  • Central- Pittsburgh Pirates (11-5)- If this is a surprise to you, you’re not the only one thinking so. The Pirates are in fact leading the NL Central, ahead of both of the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. What makes this surprising is the fact that the ballclub traded away a few of their best players, including OF Andrew McCutchen.
  • West- Arizona Diamondbacks (11-4)- This one isn’t much of a surprise, though. With a lineup including all-star Paul Goldschmidt and pitchers Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin, who just had eleven strikeouts in a single game. The D-Backs are just ahead of the usual NL West powerhouse, the Colorado Rockies, who have a record of 10-8.

Most West baseball fans are more concerned about our own teams, the Cubs and White Sox. Currently, the Cubs are in third place for the ML Central with a record of 7-7, and the White Sox are in fourth place in the AL Central with a record of 4-9. Neither teams are doing their best currently, but there are still over 100 games to play this season, leaving their fans with some hope.