My biggest take away from this weekend is that every time I begin to buy that the Seattle Mariners are for real, they have a weekend like this past weekend. The Mariners were swept at home against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins came into the series with only 12 wins on the season. The Mariners even had their ace on the mound in Felix Hernandez and he got bombed in the 3rd inning as he gave up 5 runs Friday night. Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer led the way for the Twins in the series as both of them homered in every game in the series. Now every team in baseball is going to have a bad weekend and get swept. But the fact that the Mariners got swept by the worst team in the American League is a problem. These are the type of series that you circle on a schedule and believe you can begin to build some momentum going into the next week. Now they have the task of trying to rebound from a difficult weekend and luckily they welcome the San Diego Padres into town. I am going to have to see a lot more of the Mariners this year before I buy stock in the Mariners.
- Jake Odorizzi pitched into the 7th inning with a no-hitter before Starlin Castro hit a 2-Run Home Run to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. Teams who have had pitchers throw 1-hitters this season are 3-3. I guess if you only get 1 hit, make it count like the Yankees did on Sunday.
- Dodgers are 10-1 when Clayton Kershaw pitches and 17-23 when the other starters pitch.
- Dallas Keuchel beat the Los Angeles Angels and got the win for the first time since April 15th. Now wins do not tell the entire story but his 7 starts in between wins looked like this: 6 ER, 5 ER, 5 ER, 2 ER, 8 ER 3 ER, and 7 ER. The Astros rotation has been awful this season and the Astros need Keuchel to start pitching like the guy who won the CY last season.
- The White Sox are in trouble. After a strong April, the White Sox are no longer in 1st place in the American League Central. Their bullpen blew 3 straight leads, leads of 4, 6, and 2, as they got swept by the Kansas City Royals. I would be worried if I were a White Sox fan right now.