August 20, 2007

BTW Power Rankings - Week 20

Since the week 17 rankings, the Pirates(133)  have scored the second most runs to the Yankees(139).  Where was this offense the rest of the season?  If something resembling this offense showed up when the pitching was holding its own, the Pirates could have been talking about playoffs.  I know this offensive surge is not sustainable, but the contrast between August and the first 4 months of the season is night and day.  I am writing it off as nothing but the annual late season spurt to tease the Pirates fans into believing the team is better than it's record, after all they have gone 10-9 in the stretch.
 
29-11 to .500
 
Rank LW Team W L
1 1 Boston 74 50
2 2 LA Angels 72 51
3 4 NY Mets 70 53
4 3 NY Yankees 70 54
5 7 Cleveland 68 55
6 6 Seattle 69 52
7 5 Detroit 67 57
8 8 San Diego 66 57
9 9 Philadelphia 65 58
10 13 Chicago Cubs 63 59
11 10 Atlanta 65 59
12 11 Arizona 71 54
13 14 Toronto 63 60
14 12 Colorado 63 60
15 16 LA Dodgers 64 60
16 17 Minnesota 62 61
17 18 Oakland 61 64
18 15 Milwaukee 63 61
19 19 Baltimore 57 65
20 20 Florida 56 68
21 22 Kansas City 55 68
22 21 St. Louis 58 62
23 24 Houston 56 68
24 26 San Francisco 54 70
25 23 Texas 54 69
26 28 Cincinnati 54 69
27 25 Washington 55 69
28 29 Pittsburgh 52 70
29 27 Chicago Sox 54 69
30 30 Tampa Bay 47 76
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