There is one week left before the All-Star break. Every team in the rankings has been here for a few weeks. However, there is one new team.
Yes, there was some change in the order of where teams fell. However, the only team making any huge splash was the Philadelphia Phillies. With the way the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers have dominated the rankings, a splash at the top any time soon seems unlikely. On with the rankings and All-Star break.
Despite the slow start, a change of manager and an injury to their All-Star and perennial MVP candidate, here sit the Phillies. They made a splash in the Power Rankings by going 4-2 on the week. Leading the charge on offense is rookie masher Darick Hall. Though he only hit 1 HR this week, he did collect 8 hits en route to a .333 AVG. Kyle Gibson, Cristopher Sanchez and Zack Wheeler all lead the charge on the mound in 3 shoutout wins. They can put some distance between them and the Miami Marlins this weekend as they face each other to close out the pre All-Star schedule.
Zack Wheeler, Sick 82mph Curveball. 🤒 pic.twitter.com/RHBnc1ggcl
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 9, 2022
Boston Red Sox
They may have dropped a spot on the rankings this week, but they did split the series against the Yankees. With the way the Yankees are playing, beating them twice makes a good week for any team. The reason for the drop of a spot is directly due to them losing 4 of their 7 games in the week. Trevor Story came to life collecting 8 hits in 30 at bats as well as driving 6 RBI. If the Boston Red Sox want to hang onto their current standing in the Wild Card race they need to find a way to lower their July ERA to below 5. Facing the Tampa Bay Rays and Yankees before the break might not help achieve this goal.