One month of MLB action had passed. And the baseball world goes crazy as April provided baseball fans with its fair share of great performances. From Philip Humber’s perfect game to the dominance of Matt Kemp, there were plenty of reasons why MLB is still America’s favorite past time. Not every team enjoyed April, however. Several teams that were expected to contend for the playoffs got off to slow starts, meaning they will have to dig out of a hold to make the postseason. But wait! Don’t count them out yet in your MLB betting list. The battle had just started. Here are three teams that I’m sure will going to catch up this May and June.
Boston Red Sox
The first month for Boston can be summed up by blowing a nine-run lead against the rival New York Yankees. A combination of bad luck, injuries and a tough schedule exposed the Red Sox’s weaknesses. So they currently sit in the AL East basement, 4.5 games behind at 11-12. The Red Sox have too much talent to stay there for much longer, however. The team’s offense hasn’t been a problem, ranking second in runs scored. Pitching has been a different story as Boston has given up the most runs in the league. It’s not a lack of starting pitching talent that’s holding them back. Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Daniel Bard give them three solid options. Lester and Beckett should turn things around soon, and everything else, including the bullpen, should fall into place.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels sit six games below .500 so far at 9-15, proving money doesn’t automatically buy wins. At least not in the season’s opening month. Albert Pujols hasn’t hit a home run and his on-base percentage is more than 160 points below his career average. It’s more than just Pujols holding the Angels back. Erick Aybar, Howard Kendrick and Vernon Wells have all struggled to live up to expectations. Recent call-up Mike Trout—an elite prospect—has yet to provide a spark, either. Los Angeles’ pitching staff has been doing…