Game Paul Posluszny Jersey Who he is: Baseball-Reference.com founder Sean Forman recently tweeted an interesting chart about the Hall of Fame candidacy of shortstop Omar Vizquel, who’ll be newly eligible on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s ballot this fall.
The Giants’ struggles aren’t all about Madison Bumgarner’s dirt-bike accident. Far from it. Three opening-day starters — Brandon Crawford, Denard Span and Jarrett Parker — are on the DL, and so is utility guy Aaron Hill. Veteran rotation guys Johnny Cueto (5.10 ERA), Matt Moore (4.80) and Jeff Samardzija (6.32) have been inconsistent. Offensively, the Giants are last in the NL in runs scored, home runs, OPS and slugging percentage. It hasn’t been pretty.
And then there are the Royals, who are on a nine-game losing skid. Kansas City’s offense was wildly inept in the season’s first month. Manager Ned Yost’s team scored only 63 runs, which was 24 fewer runs than any other team in the majors. Think about this: In their past four wins, the Nationals have scored 65 runs. Yeah. More in four games than the Royals have scored in 23 games. And then there’s this: In April, MLB teams scored five or more runs 307 times — K.C. did it just twice. They only reason the Royals are not the most disappointing team is expectations weren’t as high for the Royals as they were for the Mets, Giants and Blue Jays.
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A couple of quick mentions: The Mariners are better than this. Well, they’re supposed to be better than an 11-15 month. The Dodgers have scuffled along to a 14-12 record, and the Cardinals looked awful in the first two weeks but crawled back to a 12-12 mark.