Today's post will be about the National League West standings so far. There has been close competition between the NL west this season.
In first place are the San Francisco Giants, with 86 wins and 67 losses. Putting them in first place was their last game at the Chicago Cubs stadium, where the Giants won 13-0!! Their next game will be today in Colorado against the Rockies.
Close behind in second, are the San Diego Padres, with 85 wins and 67 losses. They lost 1-3 against the Dodgers in LA on September 23 and are to play next today versus the Cincinnati Reds.
Coming in third are the Colorado Rockies with 82 wins. They got their 70th loss in Arizona on September 23 against the Diamondbacks, losing a close one with a score of 9-10. They might have a chance at another win against the Giants today in Colorado.
In fourth place is my personal favorite team, the LA Dodgers. They are not far behind with 74 wins and 79 losses. They last played the Padres on September 23 and won 3-1. They will play the Diamondbacks today in Arizona, and I'm hoping they will make another win!!
The top MLB performers for the National League as of now are:
Josh Johnson for pitching and Carlos Gonzalez for batting. Johnson is on the Florida Marlins and has an ERA (earned run average) of 2.30 and 186 Ks (strikeouts). Colorado Rockies player Gonzalez has a batting average of .342 with 33 homeruns.
I do not know how many of you follow baseball or even like it, but, to me, watching a game or especially attending one in person is the greatest way to spend my day! Take Dodger stadium for example. The crazy Dodger fans chant and yell and cheer all the time, the whole time, which makes the game so much more fun and interesting! So if you have never been to a game, consider going. Even if you do not like baseball, it is still fun and exciting to spend the day in the stadium.
The teams in the National League west are playing today, heavily competing for the number one spot. More updates to come with new scores and standings!