9-29 MLB Power Rankings: Diamondbacks Drop to 19
Sep 24, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (46) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
A 4-3 week on the road by the Arizona Diamondbacks could not prevent them from dropping in the latest MLB Power Rankings. The D-backs slipped one spot to #19 as the Boston Red Sox leap frogged them to land at #18. The Sox have climbed out of the basement of the American League East, winning seven of their last ten games. The East still has all five teams ranked with the Toronto Blue Jays unseating the St. Louis Cardinals for the top spot in the rankings.
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As for the rest of the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers fall one spot to #7 while the San Francisco Giants advance one space to #13. These two teams are playing four games in San Francisco with the Dodgers needing one victory against their arch-rivals to secure the division. The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies are once again unranked. The New York Mets, with their clinching of the NL East, have surged into the top 5, settling at #4. Meanwhile, the team everyone speculated would be at the top of the heap by now, the Washington Nationals, continue to fall landing at #16.
To close out the season, the D-backs will be taking on the Rockies. A series loss to Colorado would probably result in the Snakes dropping out of the rankings. The season ends against the tenth-ranked Houston Astros. Those games will have added meaning as Houston fights not only for the AL West crown but to stay alive in the Wild Card race