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Outside the Bronx: MLB Notebook – May 25, 2012

Outside the Bronx is a weekly bullet-point style notebook covering each MLB team outside of Yankee Stadium. Each team’s record is in parenthesis and all stats are prior to today’s games.

Yes, there is baseball outside Yankee Stadium.

AL East

Baltimore Orioles (28-17) – Close to an extension with OF Adam Jones, speculated to be worth around 6 yrs./$85 million

Boston Red Sox (22-22) – Adrian Gonzalez has been playing right field as of late with Kevin Youkilis at first.

Tampa Bay Rays (27-18) – Begin big series in Fenway this evening.

Toronto Blue Jays (24-21) – Jose Bautista is hitting .280 with 9 HR and 19 RBIs in May.

AL Central

Chicago White Sox (23-22) – Addison Reed officially named closer, learns of role via Twitter.

Cleveland Indians (26-18) – Sweep of Tigers shows they belong.

Detroit Tigers (20-24) – Fading fast.

Kansas City Royals (17-26) – Jeff Francoeur heating up; 9 for last 25 with 2 HR, 3 RBI.

Minnesota Twins (15-29) – Justin Morneau; 6 for last 22 with 3 HR, 9 RBIs.

AL West

Los Angeles Angels (21-25) – Only 6.5 back with Albert Pujols beginning to find stroke.

Oakland A’s (22-23) – League worst .210 batting average.

Seattle Mariners (21-26) – Winners of 5 of last 7.

Texas Rangers (27-18) – 10-12 in May after going 17-6 in April leaves door open for Angels.

NL East

Atlanta Braves (26-20) – Losers of four straight, get Nats at home for weekend series.

Miami Marlins (24-21) – Josh Johnson starting to settle back into groove.

New York Mets (24-21) – David Wright‘s MVP bid; .405/.500/.628 triple slash, 16 doubles, 5 HR, 28 RBI and 4 SB.

Philadelphia Phillies (23-23) – Cliff Lee looking for first win (0-2, 6 GS) despite 2.66 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and .213 BAA.

Washington Nationals (26-18) – Did anyone see Adam LaRoche coming? Leads team in HR (tied w/ 8), RBI (33) and OPS (.937).

NL Central

Chicago Cubs (15-29) – Visit Pirates, looking to break nine-game losing streak.

Cincinnati Reds (25-19) – Winners of six straight now, earning 1/2 game lead over Cards.

Houston Astros (21-23) – Wandy Rodriguez increases his trade value; 4-4, 2.14 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and .234 BAA.

Milwaukee Brewers (18-26) – Catcher Jonathan Lucroy hitting .400 with 3 HR, 21 RBI in May.

Pittsburgh Pirates (20-24) – James McDonald finally showing promise; 3-2, 2.58 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, .198 BAA and 58 K in 57.1 IP.

St. Louis Cardinals (25-20) – After 14-8 April, injuries mount and 11-12 record for May results. 

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks (20-25) – Disappointing season so far, falling way short of expectations; 10.5 games back of Dodgers.

Colorado Rockies (16-27) – 29th in team ERA (5.12), 30th in team WHIP (1.58) and 30th in team BAA (.289). Reds drooling.

Los Angeles Dodgers (30-14) – Not quite a one-man show; 7-3 since Matt Kemp hit DL.

San Diego Padres (17-29) – Cory Luebke undergoes elbow surgery ending season.

San Francisco Giants (24-21) – Tim Lincecum still scuffling; 2-4, 6.04 ERA, 1.59 WHIP but 53 Ks in 47.2 IP.

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Topics: MLB

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