Here’s a look at the top MLB matchups to watch this weekend. There’s actually six must see weekend battles in store for baseball fan’s to enjoy in my opinion. The 2012 MLB season’s almost a third of the way complete and some nice divisional races are starting to shape up in both leagues.
A big N.L. East series with the Nats returning home from a road trip that included a three-game sweep of the rival Braves in Atlanta.
Another clash of N.L. East teams with the red-hot Marlins looking to continue their great roll and the banged up Phillies trying to hang on in a division they’ve owned in recent years.
A series between two of the top teams in the National League that have postseason dreams. The Cardinals have faltered a bit lately while the Mets have played well.
The most anticipated series of the weekend now that the Angels have woken up and started playing like the team we all expected. The Rangers have a 5.5 game lead over the surging Angels going into this series, but come limping in after getting spanked by the Seattle Mariners in their last two games.
The Angels have been on a roll lately with Albert Pujols punishing the baseball after a terrible start. Mike Trout has also made a big impact after the Angels decided the time to go with their young phenom was now.
Both teams are tied for the A.L. East lead coming into this series and both on losing streaks. The Orioles have lost five straight games and have looked nothing like the team that vaulted to the top of the A.L. East a couple of weeks ago.
This is a big series for both teams, but I think it’s actually a bigger deal for the Orioles for a variety of reasons.
A series between two of the most talented teams in all of baseball. The Yankees are always loaded with talent and the Tigers have just as much on their roster. The Tigers have been one of the most disappointing teams through the first 50 games of the season and come into this weekend in third place in the A.L. Central.