Three observations …

• Oakland is in last place in the AL West, and Coco Crisp is out for more than a month. Just blow it up, Billy Beane.

• Torii Hunter is fighting off father time at 39, and Michael Cuddyer isn’t doing too shabby with the Mets at age 36.

• Really concerned about David Ortiz after watching his swing for three days against the Twins.

… and two predictions

• Giancarlo Stanton will catch Bryce Harper and win the NL home run title.

• The Twins will go 16-12 in June.