MLB Rankings & Postseason

Parker Patterson, Writer

As of today the San Francisco Giants have the best record in baseball (84-47) after a big start to their season that came out of nowhere. San Francisco has led the NL West since May, but that division race could look a lot different after this week. The Giants travel to Milwaukee for a four-game series before hosting the Dodgers for three games. The Dodgers are in the race for first place in the NL West only 1.5 games back. In the Dodgers last 10 games they are 7-3 while the Giants are 6-4. Both of these teams are having very good seasons in this tough division. On the other hand, the Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. are struggling of late losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Padres were the hottest team in baseball in July with Tatis leading the MLB in homers, but then a hand injury put the team 14 games back in the postseason run.

As for the Wild Card race in the National League, the Dodgers and the Reds are in first place with the Padres behind them a half of a game and the Cardinals behind 2.5 games. The Reds have lost 3 in a row making the race between them and the Padres close. In the American League, The Rays, Astros, and White Sox are leading their divisions and the Rays are looking to go to the World Series for the 2nd year in a row and redeem themselves while last year they fell short to the Dodgers. The Yankees and the Red Sox are in the lead for the Wild Card with the A’s 2 games back. The Yankees and Red Sox have lost their last 3 games while the A’s have won 2 straight. I think we are going to see the Giants and Rays in the World Series this year with the Giants coming out on top of their stellar season. The White Sox have been sneaky this season so keep an eye on them in this postseason run.