A major storm wiped out baseball on the East Coast on Sunday, cancelling games in Washington, DC, Queens and Boston. Still, there was plenty happening in the rest of the country, with two of the best teams in baseball in the early going improving their records in notable ways, while other contenders had to confront potentially significant pitching injuries and one desperate team turned to an old friend for help.
1. Contenders coping with pitching injuries
Monday was supposed to bring a matchup of Cliff Lee and Daniel Hudson in Phoenix, but both pitchers headed to the disabled list Saturday, as did Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos.