Yankees outrun Dodgers to top power rankings
The New York Yankees, the leader of the Eastern Division of the Major League Baseball (MLB), beat the LA Dodgers for the first time since the opening of the season to rank first in the MLB.com selection power rankings.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s team, the Toronto Blue Jays, was considered the winner of the American League, recently fell into a slump and was pushed out of the top 10.
According to the weekly power ranking released by MLB.com on the 16th (Korea Standard Time), the Yankees rose two notches from third place last week, ranking first.
The Dodgers, which had never given up the top spot since the start of the season, were relegated to second place.
The Yankees played seven games last week, continuing their upward trend with six wins and one loss. With 25 wins and 9 losses, he is the No. 1 overall winning percentage in the Major League.
The Yankees firmly maintained their No. 1 spot in the American League East, beating the second-place Tampa Bay Rays (21-14) and third-place Toronto (18-17), by 4.5 and 7.5 games, respectively.
Regarding the Yankees, MLB.com said, “We are tied for first with the Los Angeles Angels and the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2.74 ERA and 49 home runs.
In addition, the average score per game (4.9 points) and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage, 0.742) are among the top five,” he said, adding that the team is well balanced in offense and defense.
The Dodgers, a strong World Series favorite, had a tough week, with two wins and five losses against the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Still, the Dodgers came from behind to beat Philadelphia 5-4 with Gavin Lux’ two-run walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and runners on first and third bases and broke the chain of four consecutive losses.
However, MLB.com said, “Although the team lost its No. 1 position in the power rankings, the Dodgers are the most scoring team in the Major League with an average of 5.3 points per game (1st place).
His ERA is 2.74, which is tied with the Yankees,” he said.
Following the Yankees and Dodgers, the New York Mets, the Houston Astros, and the Angels ranked third to fifth.
Houston, which swept 12 wins (one loss) in the last 13 games and topped the American League West, rose five steps from ninth to fourth in the power rankings.
On the other hand, Ryu Hyun-jin’s team Toronto’s ranking fell significantly.
Toronto, which had maintained its second-place position since the opening of the season, slipped to fourth and seventh place in May due to poor performance and fell to 11th place.
Toronto played five games against the Yankees and Tampa Bay last week, only 1 win and 4 losses.
He only won 5-1 against Tampa Bay on the 15th, Ryu’s return game. 안전공원
Tampa Bay, where Choi Ji-man belongs, and the San Diego Padres, where Kim Ha-sung plays, also fell in the rankings.
Tampa Bay slipped from ninth to fifth, and San Diego slipped from eighth to sixth.