April Headlines Across Major League Baseball
"RED SOX IN TURMOIL" - Bobby V on the hot seat.
"OLD, YET FAMILIAR NAMES GETTING IT DONE" - Derek Jeter and David Ortiz looking like the Jeter and Ortiz of old.
"IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH MOORE?" - Rays Rookie of the Year candidate, Matt Moore, struggling mightily early on.
"RANGERS, J-HAM OFF TO TORRID START" - the Rangers shrug off the notion that they might be up against a World Series hangover year, boasting the best record in baseball. Josh Hamilton has emerged as an early MVP candidate.
"PUJOLS POWER OUTAGE" - Albert Pujols is still without a home run while the Angels sit in last place.
"CESPEDES HANGING IN THERE" - Yoenis Cespedes, the Cuban defector, has been pretty solid in the early going posting a triple-slash of .255/.364/.509, hitting four home runs and swiping four bags.
"WHITE SOX CHOCK FULL OF COMEBACK CANDIDATES" - Alex Rios and Adam Dunn are playing better and the White Sox are staying within reach. Meanwhile, Philip Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in MLB history (yes, that Philip Humber... the 30 year-old presumed-to-be-bust).
"ROYALS WINLESS AT HOME" - Kansas City hasn't sniffed a win at home in 9 games, so far.
"LINCECUM NOT SO FREAKISH" - we have grown accustomed to Tim Lincecum dominating NL lineups but that has not been the case this season. Lincecum, winless in his first three starts, was sporting a 10.54 ERA prior to yesterday's win. Many were beginning to wonder whether there was more to his early struggles than just cobwebs; his velocity is down and his command has been shaky, at best. Yesterday's performance calms some of those concerns but the perennial Cy Young contender still has a way to go to get back to looking like his old self.