The second week of the Major League Baseball season is in the books and, with about 10 games played by every MLB team, we are starting to get a clearer picture of what each is made of. A lot happened this past week and here are the biggest moments and best and worst performances of the past seven days.
Best MLB team of the week … Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers will probably have a lot of great weeks this season but it will be hard to top the last seven days. After starting the season 1-2, the Dodgers went 6-0 and outscored their opponents 40-9 in the process. The most runs they allowed in a game was three and only two of the six games were close enough to be a save situation. Just like last season, the San Francisco Giants also had a great week, going 5-1 and outscoring their opponents 33-11, and the two juggernauts are tied for the National League West Division lead.
Worst MLB team of the week … Cincinnati Reds
After selling off a number of solid players in the offseason the Redlegs have gotten off to an unsurprising slow start. Last week, Cincinnati lost all six games it played and was outscored 43-15. Their offense scored more than three runs just once all week and their pitching allowed five or more runs in all but one game. Joey Votto, Mike Moustakas, and Tommy Pham are a combined 9-for-91 on the season with zero home runs and 34 strikeouts.