Tag: American League

MLB: Dodgers and Yankees Remain As The Top Two Best Teams, For Now

MLB: Dodgers and Yankees Remain As The Top Two Best Teams, For Now

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a five game lead over all other MLB teams in the National and American Leagues, putting them at the top of the rankings about two months before the regular season ends, and playoffs begin. As a diehard San Francisco Giants fan, it pained me to witness the Dodgers sweep the Giants in not only their home series, but also their away series last week, with the Dodgers winning all eight games against their Northern California rival. Additionally, the LA team won all three games of their most recent series against the San Diego Padres, who are currently ranked higher than the Giants.

MLB: Who Is Playing In National vs. American League All-Star Game Tonight?

MLB: Who Is Playing In National vs. American League All-Star Game Tonight?

At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles tonight, the 92nd annual MLB All-Star game will be played, in which the best of the best players from the National League teams will compete against those from American League teams. This major game signifies the middle of the MLB season, with athletes not playing in this game getting the longest break that they will have all season. While the Dodgers are a National League team, the composite American League team will begin the game as the “home” team, with reports that Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will start off the game. Kershaw’s home field advantage will hopefully work in the favor of the National League team, which has only won 4 of the last 24 All-Star games. New pitcher Shane McClanahan, who made his MLB debut on the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020, will be the starting pitcher for the American League team.

Hey! Are you enjoying NYCTastemakers? Make sure to join our mailing list for NYCTM and never miss the chance to read all of our articles!