mlb week 2 update

April 14th, 2023 Week 2: MLB News and Rankings

WEEK 2: Major League Baseball News and Rankings

Alright folks, buckle up, and get ready for some exciting news from the second week of the 2023 MLB regular season!

The LA Dodgers and SF Giants faced off at Oracle Park, but it was the Orange that took the win with a 5-0 victory thanks to back-to-back homers, by Villar and Crawford. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays are on fire, sitting at a whopping 13-0 and tying the all-time season-opening winning streak in MLB history!

The New York Yankees won their fourth straight series with a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Guardians in a ninth-inning rally. Over in the Mets' camp, Lindor and Alonso's homers, along with a strong bullpen performance, secured a series win against the SD Padres. On the other hand, the Boston Red Sox are struggling to keep up in the hot AL East division, finding themselves at the bottom of the pack.

Week 2 - Power Rankings

  1. TB Rays (13-0)
  2. Milwaukee Brewers (8-4)
  3. NY Yankees (8-4)
  4. SD Padres (7-6)
  5. Atlanta Braves (9-4)
  6. Toronto Blue Jays (8-4)
  7. Minnesota Twins (8-4)
  8. Cleveland Guardians (7-6)
  9. Houston Astros (6-7)
  10. LA Dodgers (7-6)

Individual Performances 

  • Luis Arraez made history by recording the first cycle in Miami Marlins franchise history during their 8-4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals' Jordan Walker extended his hitting streak to a remarkable TWELVE games in his MLB career start.
  • Cubs' outfielder Ian Happ agreed to a lucrative 3-year, $61M contract extension to stay with Chicago.
  • Angels' Ohtani is setting records with his impressive performance, improving to 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA and setting a franchise record by allowing two or fewer runs in his tenth consecutive start, beating out Nolan Ryan's previous mark set in 1972-73.
  • Rangers' Corey Seager was placed on IL due to a strained hamstring.

Overall, the second week of the 2023 MLB regular season saw exciting team victories, impressive individual performances, and some records being broken, showcasing the high level of talent and competitiveness in the league

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