It’s getting late early in the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
June has arrived, and with it comes a fresh chance to re-evaluate all 30 teams in MLB. We’re going to do just that by grading their performances based on their strengths, weaknesses and really anything else that might be relevant.
Record: 28-27, 2nd in NL West
In no time at all, the nfl jerseys sale Arizona Diamondbacks have gone from a 21-8 juggernaut to a 7-19 disaster.
An offense that was weak to begin with was the worst in MLB in May. And whether it’s due to injuries (A.J. Pollock, Steven Souza Jr., Jake Lamb) or slumps (Paul Goldschmidt), the reality is that Arizona’s offense is now scoring fewer runs per game than all but three teams.
“We’re very well aware of what’s going on and this has been a really tough grind,” manager Torey Lovullo said.
The D-backs haven’t been sunk completely, wholesale nfl jersey however, because their run prevention continues to be a strength. Even during their recent funk, they’ve managed a respectable 3.95 ERA. That’s a testament to a starting rotation that’s weathered injuries well and to a defense and bullpen that have been truly fantastic.
Arizona only has half of a great team. But that half is no joke.
Record: 32-23, 2nd in NL East nfl jerseys china cheap
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Atlanta Braves’ rise are the dragons they’ve slain. Their 25-16 record against winning teams is the best in the National League.
The lion’s share of the credit belongs to an offense that leads the NL with 278 runs scored. Although it regressed slightly in May and will now be without uber-prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. for a while with a mild ACL where to buy nfl jerseys sprain, it’s still hard to see it as anything other than a deep unit with an impressive balance of veteran and youthful talent.
But if it wasn’t already, it’s high womens nfl jerseys cheap time to shower praise on Atlanta’s pitching staff. The starting rotation (3.59 ERA) and bullpen (3.72) have each pulled their weight.
If one negative must be mentioned, there is the fact that the Braves defense is only in the middle of the pack in efficiency. But that’s more of an imperfection than a flaw.