August 28, 2007

BTW Power Rankings - Week 21

The Pirates have been playing well for the month of August, climbing within 9 games of the division lead.  True the Central is abysmal, but there still is hope.  The Pirates have 6 games remaining against the division leading Cubs, 6 versus the Brewers and 7 versus the Cardinals.  The division, although not likely won by Pittsburgh, could be determined by what the Pirates do over the last month of the season. 

The top 3 teams in the division will square off against each other multiple times over the last month.  The Cubs have a 3 game series against Milwaukee starting Tuesday.  The Brewers have a 3 game set later in the month with St. Louis.  The Cards have 5 games left against the Cubs.  With all of the top 3 squaring off against each other, when they aren't playing the Pirates they will be beating themselves up.

With 19 games against the top 3, look for the Pirates to enjoy the spoiler role while possibly sneaking into contention rather quietly.  That is possible  only if the offense that has shown up the last 4 weeks continues throughout the month of September.

BTW:  Happy Birthday to my oldest son TJ who turned 5 today.

 

Rank LW Team W L
1 1 Boston 80 51
2 2 LA Angels 76 54
3 3 NY Mets 73 56
4 4 NY Yankees 72 58
5 5 Cleveland 72 57
6 6 Seattle 73 55
7 8 San Diego 70 59
8 7 Detroit 70 60
9 14 Colorado 67 63
10 9 Philadelphia 67 62
11 10 Chicago Cubs 66 63
12 12 Arizona 74 57
13 11 Atlanta 67 64
14 16 Minnesota 67 63
15 15 LA Dodgers 67 63
16 13 Toronto 65 65
17 17 Oakland 65 67
18 18 Milwaukee 65 65
19 24 San Francisco 59 72
20 26 Cincinnati 60 70
21 19 Baltimore 58 71
22 22 St. Louis 63 64
23 25 Texas 58 72
24 21 Kansas City 57 72
25 28 Pittsburgh 57 72
26 20 Florida 57 74
27 23 Houston 58 73
28 27 Washington 58 73
29 30 Tampa Bay 51 79
30 29 Chicago Sox 56 74

 

 

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