The Cathedral Crusaders lost to the New Prague Trojans 5-2 in the 3rd place game of the State High School Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday morning. Cathedral takes 4th place in the state.
The Buffalo Bison defeated the Tech Tigers 83-75 in 5 overtimes in the Section 8-4A Finals from Monticello High School Thursday night. Buffalo advances to play in the State Tournament against a yet to be determined opponent
Offense- Runs(18th) Batting Average (9th) On-Base%(16th) Slugging%(24th)
Pitching- ERA(6th) Quality Starts(3rd) WHIP(10th) Batting Average Against(14th)
Notable Additions: Jason Vargas, Norichika Aoki, Omar Infante, Ramon Hernandez
They will win if: They can avoid a second half slide; If the offense finds more power; If the bullpen repeats last year's success; If Hosmer and Moustakas can rebound from off years; If Aoki can be a table-setter; If Vargas can pitch like a #2 starter; If Cain, Escobar and Perez can prove they are Capable of being starters; If Ned Yost can get this team to believe in themselves.
More Likely Result: This Royals team is extremely talented. But for whate
The Cathedral Crusaders won Wednesday night in the State Quarterfinals against Totino-Grace 4-3 in overtime at the Xcel Energy Center. The Crusaders got 2 goals from Matt Fritz and the game-winner from Erik Gabdois with time winding down in Overtime
Offense- Runs(5th) Batting Average (13th) On-Base%(7th) Slugging%(9rd)
Pitching- ERA(15th) Quality Starts(27th) WHIP(21st) Batting Average Against(11th) Notable Additions: John Axford, Josh Outman, David Murphy, Marc Rzepczynski
They will win if: The team as a whole can stay healthy; The offense produces like it did last year; the bullpen can hold leads; either Aaron Harang or Shaun Marcum make an impact; Justin Masterson becomes an ace; John Axford can regain his form; Yan Gomes can handle being a full time catcher.
More Likely Result: Much like the White Sox, the Indians are also st
The Cathedral Crusaders fall to the Annandale Cardinals 63-61 in the Section 5AA Sub-Section Finals Tuesday night at Buffalo High School. The Cardinals advance to take on #1 seed Howard Lake-Waverly-Winstead March 7th at 7:30 at Halenbeck Hall
Offense- Runs(25th) Batting Average (25th) On-Base%(20th) Slugging%(23rd)
Pitching- ERA(29th) Quality Starts(30th) WHIP(28th) Batting Average Against(30th)
Notable Additions: Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, Kurt Suzuki, Matt Guerrier, Jason Kubel, Jason Bartlett
They will win if: Willingham and Kubel can provide lineup protection for Mauer; someone produces in the leadoff spot; the starting pitching holds the entire season; Glen Perkins and Casey Fien can hold leads; Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer both make the team and contribute THIS YEAR; Target Field regains its home-field advantage; Pedro Florimon starts to hit; Josmil Pinto takes the reins at catcher without stumbling.
More Likely Result: The Twins just don’t have enough offense to complement the improvements made to their starting rotation. News last week that Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire season has already taken wind out of the sails. The Twins will also have to play one of the to
Over the next 2 weeks I will be taking an in depth look at the 2014 Major League Baseball Season. I will start in the AL Central and branch out from there in order of expected standings. After all divisions have been dissected I will have a simulation of the season with awards and playoff teams and the winner of the World Series.Th
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