Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Padres win eight in-a-row, Cubs may be on the mend


The Cubs swept the Brewers over the weekend and Carlos Zambrano recorded his first career hold after being relegated to the bullpen. The Cubs have won four straight.

Milwaukee beat the tar out of Pittsburgh, outscoring the Pirates 36-1 in a three-game series. The Brewers capped it off with a 20-0 win April 22.

St. Louis won series versus the Mets and Diamondbacks before losing two of three to San Francisco.


The Giants beat the Cardinals in a weekend series and handed Philadelphia Phillies’ ace Roy Halladay his first loss of the season Monday night. SF was swept by the hottest team in the NL, San Diego.

The Padres won eight games in a row before falling, 5-4, to the Reds April 25. In the process, San Diego swept division rivals Arizona and San Francisco. They also beat Cincinnati two of three.


The Mets had the best week in the East, winning seven of their last 10. The Mets have moved within a game of first-place Philadelphia and half a game behind second-place Florida.

New York won two of four against Chicago and swept Atlanta over the weekend.

Weekly Top-5

San Diego – the Padres are red-hot; wouldn’t want to be the Marlins right now.

Chicago – Bats are starting to come alive. If the bullpen can hold leads, they could be back in business.

Giants – Still swinging the bats well.

St. Louis – 5-2 at home. Traveling to St. Louis will become a daunting task this season.

New York Mets – Handled the Cardinals in Queens, but are only 2-5 on the road. No need to panic yet, but the Mets need to hit on the road.

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