Posted by Drew Zeitlin.:
Hello Everybody. In our last post, we wanted to look back at the first month of the season and our predictions that we made before the season started. We started in the A.L. East. The problem we had at the start of the season is that we were coming off a twelve year absence of baseball and did not know the players at all. After thirty some days with MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app we know the players much better although we are still way behind but at least we have a clue. It is time to pick up the diary for the MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app once again. Today will be day 34. Today we thought the N.L. West would be a good place to continue.
The prediction at the start of the season we had the Rockies winning the division, the Giants coming in second, with the Dodgers coming in third, and the Diamond Backs and Padres bringing up the rear. After one month our thoughts on this division is a mess. Anybody can win this division and everybody has a chance to finish last. Whoever gets hot will probably win this division. We are going to stick with the Rockies to win this division. With everything being equal you have to go with the home team, and we think everything is equal and so we go with the home team. The Rockies biggest plus is the pitching of Ubaldo Jimenez. Right now he is 5-0 with an ERA of 0.79 and a no hitter. They have good hitting and were in the pennant race last year and won the wild card race. Knowing how to win is a big help. We are going to stick with the Giants for second. They have great starting pitching but their hitting is very week. Anytime you can send out Lincecum, Zito, and Sanchez you should contend and maybe the wild card will be theirs. Could the Dodgers win the division last year and then finish in last the next year? It is possible they are really struggling in April. The Diamond Backs and Padres are young and enthusiastic and that can carry you. Pitching is the key and do these two teams have enough of it? Who knows. It is a long season and teams without pitching usually do not fair well. As we said this division is toss up and the team that gets hot will probably win this division. So we are going to put the Diamond Backs in third, the Padres fourth and the Dodgers in last. We bet we regret that pick, but bad predictions are part of baseball.
As we have mentioned The MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app continues to impress us. One of the other features that we really like and use all the time is the Summary. It allows us to see the play by play of an active game or go back and see the play by play of game that has been completed. This helps us keep track of what is going on other games that we are not listening to or that we have missed. There are a lot of games going on. The Summary also allows us just to check the scoring of a particular game both active and completed games. Another big plus in keeping track of what is going on in baseball. If you like to read all the post of this diary click here and you will be taken to our blog where you will see all the post in order. Till next time.