Baseball Shots Of The Week – April 8, 2014

1. Detroit Tigers (4-1)
1. Detroit Tigers (4-1)
Alex Gonzalez probably won some fans over this week. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
2. St. Louis Cardinals (3-3)
2. St. Louis Cardinals (3-3)
Three games against the Reds, three one-run results. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (5-3)
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (5-3)
Clayton Kershaw's DL stint shouldn't sink the Dodgers, but it's not good news. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
4. Boston Red Sox (2-4)
4. Boston Red Sox (2-4)
Rough week for the champs. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
5. Tampa Bay Rays (4-3)
5. Tampa Bay Rays (4-3)
Yunel Escobar is a surprise re-signing for the Rays, who have Hak-Ju Lee on the mend. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
6. Atlanta Braves (4-2)
6. Atlanta Braves (4-2)
B.J. Upton with a rough first week. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
7. Washington Nationals (4-2)
7. Washington Nationals (4-2)
Jayson Werth won't stop hitting. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
8. San Francisco Giants (5-2)
8. San Francisco Giants (5-2)
Tim Hudson with a quality first outing as a member of the Giants. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
9. New York Yankees (3-3)
9. New York Yankees (3-3)
CC Sabathia's velocity is going to remain an issue until he proves he can pitch at a lower speed. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
10. Oakland Athletics (3-3)
10. Oakland Athletics (3-3)
Scott Kazmir with a great effort against his former team. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
11. Milwaukee Brewers (4-2)
11. Milwaukee Brewers (4-2)
Matt Garza's deal looked good at the time, and he looked good in his first start for the Brew Crew. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
12. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2)
12. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2)
Nice debut for Edinson Volquez. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
13. Texas Rangers (3-3)
13. Texas Rangers (3-3)
The Tanner Scheppers experiment: so far, not so great. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
14. Kansas City Royals (2-3)
14. Kansas City Royals (2-3)
The Royals' new road alternate jerseys. are fantastic. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
15. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-4)
15. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-4)
If the Angels are going to make a run at the division, they're going to need much, much better pitching that they got early on. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
16. Cincinnati Reds (2-4)
16. Cincinnati Reds (2-4)
Johnny Cueto pitched well his first time out. Just not well enough to beat Adam Wainwright. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
17. Cleveland Indians (3-3)
17. Cleveland Indians (3-3)
Jason Kipnis got a much-deserved extension. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
18. Seattle Mariners (4-2)
18. Seattle Mariners (4-2)
Perhaps all that talk about a breakout year for Justin Smoak wasn't misplaced. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
19. Chicago White Sox (3-3)
19. Chicago White Sox (3-3)
Felipe Paulino with an encouraging first time out. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
20. San Diego Padres (2-4)
20. San Diego Padres (2-4)
The Padres continue to carry three catchers. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
21. Baltimore Orioles (2-4)
21. Baltimore Orioles (2-4)
Nelson Cruz christened his first regular-season week with the Orioles by homering a few times. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
22. Philadelphia Phillies (3-3)
Hey, Ryan Howard homered off a lefty. That's something. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
23. Colorado Rockies (3-4)
23. Colorado Rockies (3-4)
The first time through the rotation didn't go as well as the Rockies might've hoped. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
24. Toronto Blue Jays (3-4)
24. Toronto Blue Jays (3-4)
Hard to believe, but Mark Buehrle's big start in St. Pete wasn't the best of his career versus the Rays. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
25. New York Mets (2-4)
25. New York Mets (2-4)
And so begins a season full of Bartolo Colon at-bats. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
26. Arizona Diamondbacks (2-7)
26. Arizona Diamondbacks (2-7)
Horrendous start for a team that needs to gain ground on the Dodgers during Kershaw's absence if it wants a shot at the division. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
27. Miami Marlins (5-2)
27. Miami Marlins (5-2)
Nathan Eovaldi showed a new approach against lefties by leaning on his slider more. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
28. Minnesota Twins (3-3)
28. Minnesota Twins (3-3)
At least Joe Mauer is good. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
29. Chicago Cubs (2-4)
29. Chicago Cubs (2-4)
Emilio Bonifacio's hot start and Junior Lake's wrong jersey highlighted the Cubs' first week. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
30. Houston Astros (3-3)
30. Houston Astros (3-3)
Who had the Astros taking a series from the Yankees at any point this season? (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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