Tonight’s pitching matchup preview: Wheeler vs. Morton

Two pitchers with nasty stuff, with Wheeler in his prime, and Morton, who is somewhat of an anomaly, having his best years as a pitcher in his mid to late 30’s. Regardless, watching these two arms go up against each other is going to be a treat. Let’s take a look at their matchup from last week.

Bauer & Snell look sharp in their debuts

Two of the best pitchers in baseball made their debuts for teams that are expected to be competing for a division title in the National League West.  Former American League Cy Young award winner, Blake Snell, came over to the San Diego Padres from the defending AL champs in a blockbuster trade back in December.  And the reigning National League Cy Young winner, Trevor Bauer, signed a three-year $102 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in February.

Nola proves he’s a true Ace in Phillies Opening Day win over Atlanta

The Philadelphia Phillies welcomed fans back for the first time since 2019. The team didn’t disappoint the 8,800 in attendance, as they won in the 10th inning, thanks to a … Continue reading Nola proves he’s a true Ace in Phillies Opening Day win over Atlanta

Ranking the NL East ahead of the 2021 season: New York Mets

The Mets haven’t won the National League East since 2015, when they won 90 games and made their first World Series appearance in 15 years, losing in five games to the Kansas City Royals.  In 2020 they finished just fourth in the division, but with the amount of talent on the roster & the humongous offseason they just had, they might just be expected to do what they did six years ago. 

Where do the Atlanta Braves rank in the NL East ahead of the 2021 season?

The Braves won the division for the third straight year in 2020 and made it to the NLCS for the first time since 2001, when they lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Though they lost to the Dodgers in 7 games in last year’s championship series, they looked almost every part of being a contender. They have a great recipe for success, but it’s not enough to steal another NL East title.