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Midterm Report 2007

Chris Young has helped anchor a Padres staff that leads baseball with a 3.09 ERA. (Gregory Smith/AP)
We found out in the first half perhaps something we already knew: There is no more important commodity in baseball than good pitching. And you don't have to go any further than the loaded
NL West to prove that axiom.
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HEADLINES
Pennant races, milestone chases and the return of some familiar faces are certain to heighten the drama of what should be a thrilling second half to the season. Full story >
DIVISION ANALYSIS AND TEAM REPORTS





AWARDS OUTLOOK
ALAMERICAN LEAGUE:
If the second half of the season is anything like the first, BBWAA voters will have have a tough time making their award picks in the American League. More >
NLNATIONAL LEAGUE:
Youth can very well be served when postseason hardware is awarded as a number Senior Circuit stars blossomed in the first half. More >
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
First-half video highlights
• April 18: Mark Buehrle no-hits the Rangers:   400K
• April 29: Troy Tulowitzki turns an unassisted triple play:   400K
• June 1: Kenny Lofton climbs the wall to rob a home run:   400K
• June 12: Justin Verlander tosses a no-hitter:   400K
• July 7: Carlos Beltran scales Tal's Hill:   400K
• July 7: John McDonald sparkles on a backhanded stop:   400K
• July 8: Curtis Granderson brings back a homer:   400K
First-half photo galleries
A look back at the how the teams fared in the first half of 2007.