Astros Are Freakin' Division Leaders
As April comes to a close, the first significant results of the standings are shaking out.
- Slight surprises in the NL East with the Nationals tied for last, and the Mets dominating.
- The NL Central is as you'd probably expect, including the Brewers chilling at a .211 clip;
- The rebuilt Padres look like they can challenge the big-bucks Dodgers over the long haul
- The AL East is a race in need of quality pitching;
- Detroit still rules the AL Central, even without Verlander -- so far -- and Scherzer; but
- This pales in comparison, however, to what's going on in the AL West.
For whatever reason, the Houston Astros find themselves at the top of that division's standings.
Not only are the Astros leading the AL West, they're the only team in that bunch playing above .500. In a division that consists of two dominant California teams, the well-constructed Mariners, and ... well ... the Rangers -- no surprises with them; they're dead last -- the former NL club seems to be making serious strides so far in 2015.
Of course, it's still early days.
By completing their first ever series sweep of the the A's, the 'Stros have still won all but one of their series this season, giving them a record of 11-7.
Damn! Classic tomahawk! Must be a holdover from his Braves days.
Whatever boost in offense they've been getting, they'd better hope it keeps up.
For now, though, we all have to deal with the fact that we live in a world where the Astros are leading their division. I think we can all agree it's strange..