Blazers go 10-14 in chapter 4 to end a record 33 chapter win streak. When half of your starts are by guys who will not start on your playoff roster, you can expect a dreadful 4.31 team ERA. Tanaka was pitcher of the chapter with 2 wins to lead the team.
When you rest your first baseman and others, you can expect a pitiful 740 OPS. Peralta was hitter of the chapter with a 1.309 OPS with 6 HR (snubbed for OL hitter of the chapter) and 19 RBI. Choo led the team with 20 RBI and continues to lead the league.
Blazers made 2 trades acquiring Felipe Rivero to solidify the bullpen and Mark Teixeira to add a stud hitter to the middle of the line up, with the Blazers giving up Mike Matuella and Tyler Anderson in the process.
The Blazers reaquire Rickie Weeks, with Connor Gillespie, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Jose Pirela as free agents, cutting ties with Andrew Bailey, Daniel Nava, Brendan Ryan and Tyler Wilson.