MLB: Lagging Teams are Picking Up Steam

As the baseball season is making its way towards summer, we are starting to see teams who were supposed to have good seasons, but started slowly, start to get back to playing to their capabilities. One of those teams is the Boston Red Sox, who started the season 6-13. Since that poor start, they went 16-6, and are now at 22-19 on the season. For now, they are 4 games behind Tampa for the AL East division, and just half a game out of a wild card spot. Another one of those teams is the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers are 2.5 games out of first in the NL Central, but they do have the top wild card spot. Their pitching rotation dropped its ERA almost 3 points to 3.26, and though their 7 game winning streak was halted, their rotation's ERA was 1.65 during that stretch. Currently, the Houston Astros look to be the hottest team. They are tied with the Dodgers for most wins at 28, 2nd in losses with 15 behind the Cubs' 14, though they played 4 more games than the Cubs, and have the best winning percentage at .651.

They are 9-1 in their last 10 games, and are 2nd in the Power Rankings. The big series this weekend will be the NY Yankees hosting the Tampa Bay Rays for three games starting Friday. The Yankees are playing solid .600 ball, and trail the Rays by 3 games, so a sweep could get them even with Tampa as we head into next week.