Top 5 MLB Matchups To Watch This Weekend
July 21, 2012 in Major League Baseball
It’s a great weekend for baseball fan’s because we’ve got some great matchups to enjoy as the divisional races start to heat-up. Here’s a quick rundown on the top five series to watch:
Atlanta Braves (50-41) at Washington Nationals (53-37)
A huge four game series between the top two teams in the N.L. East. The Nats have a 3.5 game lead over the Braves. I think this is the biggest series for the Nats since baseball returned to the Nation’s Capital in 2005.
Chicago White Sox (50-42) at Detroit Tigers (49-44)
A huge A.L. Central battle for first place! The Tigers were a huge first half disappointment, but this isn’t the first half anymore and they’re playing very well. The White Sox come into this series with a 1.5 game lead in the division.
Baltimore Orioles (48-44) at Cleveland Indians (47-45)
This series has two teams in the A.L. Wildcard race although the Indians are only three games out in the A.L. Central Division race. The Orioles were a great story during the first half of the season, but have been on a big time slide.
Texas Rangers (55-36) at Los Angeles Angels (50-43)
The top two teams in the A.L. West will square off! The Rangers are leading the Angels by six games in the division. The Angels had a very rough start to the season and slugger Albert Pujols left his bat in St. Louis for the first couple months of the season which only made things worse for the team. Then rookie Mike Trout burst onto the scene and Albert’s bat finally arrived soon after. This may be the best series of the weekend with all the firepower these two teams have.
Los Angeles Dodgers (49-44) at New York Mets (47-45)
This series has two teams in the N.L. Wildcard chase. The Dodgers had a great start to the season and lead the N.L. West Division almost all season, but have fallen off because of injuries. They do have Matt Kemp back in the lineup and a solid pitching staff, but find themselves trailing the San Fransisco Giants by 2.5 games. The Mets have been up and down this season, but have stayed in the mix.