Barry Zito earned his first win of the 2009 season in a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night. Zito allowed one run over six innings, with five strikeouts and two walks. … Continue reading…Barry Zito Back To His Former Cy Young Form?
Flash forward to last season, and the NL West was MLB’s most competitive division (and in a good way). 1.5 games separated the division winner Arizona Diamondbacks, the second place Colorado Rockies (wild card winner), and the third place San Diego Padres. Even the Los Angeles Dodgers remained in the race until its second half collapse. I won’t mention the San Francisco Giants; I’m too embarrassed to. The next closest competitive division was the NL East with only 5 games separating the top three teams. … Continue reading…Substandardly Competitive To Freaky Competitive In Only A Few Years: The NL West Story