The Morning Edition (May 23, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

From Last Night:

  • Cliff Lee delivers the CGSO against the Marlins
  • Wilson strong as the Angels thump the Mariners
  • Granderson comes up a 3B short of the cycle, but Kuroda leaves early as the Yanks fall
  • Liriano out duels Sharky at PNC
  • Bautista homers twice and then hits a walk off extra inning single
  • Gio and Bumgarner duel but the bullpens decide it in favor of the Nats
  • The Reds make Harvey look human, win in the 9th

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Only four games on the schedule that don’t involve the Tigers, here are your matchups: Jackson/Gomez, Gausman/Morrow, McAllister/Dempster, Blanton/Santana
  • I’d tell you I was watching Gausman, but I can’t because I live in NC and we aren’t legally allowed to watch the Orioles or Nationals play under any circumstances

The Big Question:

  • How do you spend rain delays? (I stare off into space until there is something worth watching again.)

I’ve written a good deal about guys near the top of the WAR leaderboard, but I’m going for it again because I noticed something as of this moment: four of the top six players on the list are the guys I consider to be the four best in the game. Longoria (1), Cabrera (2), Votto (3), Trout (6). Trout and Longoria are elite two way players while Cabrera and Votto are the best hitters in their respective leagues. It’s not often that your expectations line up with reality so well, but here we are.

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