Monday, August 29, 2011

Hudson picks up 14th win, Arizona leads San Francisco by 5 games

The Arizona Diamondbacks ran their winning streak to 7 as Daniel Hudson pitched seven scoreless innings in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The effective performance was good enough for his 14th win of the season. The San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 7-0 as Tim Lincecum picked up his 11th loss of the season. The 2-time Cy Young Award winner allowed 4ER over 6.0 innings. After their Colorado series, the D-backs will travel to the bay to take on the reigning World Series champions.

Toler out for season, Peterson thrust into starting role

Greg Toler tore his ACL on a non-contact play against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. The number one cornerback on the Cardinals depth chart will be out for the season, putting rookie Patrick Peterson into a starting role. The rookie impressed as he scored a 34 yard INT for a TD after picking off Philip Rivers Saturday night. The Cardinals have depth at cornerback and they'll need it after a forgetful 2011 season which had many big passing plays that hurt the Cardinals.

Should Justin Verlander win the AL MVP?

Justin Verlander became the first MLB pitcher to win 20 games this season and the fastest since to do so since Curt Schilling won 20 with the Diamondbacks in 2002 during late August. The ace leads the AL in Strikeout and Wins and has a good chance of winning the Triple Crown. So heres the question, should Verlander win the AL MVP? He has been the most valuable player to Detroit but he only plays once every 5 games. However, since Verlander averages 116.6 pitches per game, he can rest relievers for the games he doesn't play. There are many other candidates but when voting opens, Verlander should definitely be on the ballot.