The Morning Edition (April 30, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth


From Last Night:

  • The Reds and Latos edge the Cards and Wainwright 2-1
  • Ryan Raburn’s 4 hits and 2 HR power a strong Ubaldo past the Royals 9-0
  • Braves slip past the Nats 3-2 thanks to a Simmons sac fly
  • Marlins and Mets play deep into the night as Harvey goes 5.1 and allows 1 run and Stanton leaves with an injury

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Halladay looks to stay hot against the Tribe (7p Eastern)
  • Lester and Morrow face off in Toronto (7p Eastern)
  • Gio and Hudson duel in Atlanta (7p Eastern)
  • Yu Darvish gets the White Sox (8p Eastern)
  • Shields faces Cobb and his old team in KC (8p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • How do you choose what to watch tomorrow? (Verlander at 7p too!)

Matt Harvey limited the Marlins to 1 run in 5.1 innings with 7 K’s on Monday, but it took him 121 pitches in his least efficient outing to date. Yes, we’re disappointed in a 1 run performance. Thanks for setting that bar, Harvey. Carl Crawford is also having a solid start to his first season with the Dodgers after I said he’d be a platoon player by the Dog Days. He’s got 4 homers and 4 steals in 102 PA (at 12:07am on April 30) to go with his .311/.392/.522 line and 1.4 WAR. I’m not ready to say he’s back to being the Crawford who reigned in Tampa, but he’s certainly better than I expected him to be this year. And don’t look now, but even after tonight’s loss to the Reds, Adam Wainwright has vaulted above 2 WAR in April (2.1) and guys who provide that kind of value in April, usually have big years. I predicted he’d be a top 5 NL starter this year, but if I could do it all over again, he’d be in my top 3.


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