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AL West roundup: Mariners reeling, Rangers evaluating, and Carlos Correa

Thus far in 2015, the AL West has not gone how people expected it would, and there is just one team over .500; the Houston Astros.

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After a ten game win streak, the Houston Astros have cooled off a touch, and have now lost three in a row. They're still in first place with a comfortable five game lead, and are the only team that's been able to put everything together. The Mariners are in the last place, the Rangers may be getting ready to sell, and Carlos Correa is almost ready for a promotion.

AL West standings 5/7:

AL West W L GB
Astros 18 10 -
Angels 13 15 5
A's 12 17 6.5
Rangers 11 16 6.5
Mariners 11 17 7

AL West news and notes 5/7:

  • The Mariners have a "super secret weapon" that is comparable to Mike Trout in some statistical categories.
  • Brad Miller is moving to the outfield, which is a good thing. "We've all felt the change the past two nights, that calm when Chris Taylor fields a ball compared to the 'oh god, no not this one please don't fire this over his-oh thank god, LoMo caught it' sense of dread that accompanies nearly every play."
  • Johnny Giovatella knocked in the winning run to walk-off against the Mariners, but the Angels offense still isn't clicking. "Except for Johnny G's RBI in the 9th, the Halos only plated any runs in one frame, the bottom of the 3rd."
  • After running straight into a wall, the Astros placed right fielder George Springer on the seven-day DL for a concussion. Preston Tucker is being called up to make his MLB debut.