NL East Power Rankings

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

Time once again to update the weekly NL East Power Rankings.

We have another change at the top of the order, with the Phillies taking hold of the top spot in both the division and the power rankings. It should be easy to see why the change as they are the only team in the division to have a winning record in their last ten games.

Previous Power Rankings

  1. (20-16; 2) The Phillies showed no intimidation over the weekend in Yankees Stadium, and capped off their road trip with an 8-2 record. Not surprisingly the Phillies lead the National League in home runs with 64. The Nationals are second in the division with 52. They also have the second highest scoring offense in the National League, with 247 runs scored (the Nationals are second in the division with 224).
  2. (25-20; 1) The New York Mets took a road series against the Boston Red Sox but were swept in a west coast series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now Jose Reyes and Ryan Church are on the 15 day disabled list. An easy schedule against the Nationals, Pirates and Marlins should keep the Mets within striking distance of the Phillies though. Carlos Beltran leads the team in just about every major offensive statistic but will really have to carry the load over the next week or so.
  3. (23-22; 3) The Braves are 5-5 in their last ten games, including a series sweep over the Toronto Blue Jays. Derek Lowe leads the pitching staff with six wins. Kelly Johnson and Brian McCann lead the offense with five home runs each, showing that there has been little power from the Braves all season.
  4. (21-26; 4) The Marlins go for their first series win tonight against the Phillies since taking two of three against the Colorado Rockies three weeks ago. Hanley Ramirez left last night’s game with a groin injury, which could hamper the offense if he has to miss some time.

  5. (13-32; 5) The Nationals continue to scuffle with the worst record in the majors. With a record of 5-21 against the NL East the rumor mill is starting to turn in regards to trades. The Mets could be looking to pick some players from the Nationals. The Nationals have what may be the second best offense in the division, but their pitching boasts a 5.63 club ERA, which shows why the Nationals are down as low as they are. If they could just get somewhat adequate pitching they would be a vastly different team.
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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