MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Falling Near The Cellar

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Apr 12, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman

Ryan Zimmerman

(11) celebrates with third baseman

Yunel Escobar

(5) after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in the tenth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

27. Chicago White Sox (2-4): The White Sox ran into a tough Kansas City Royals squad to start the season, getting swept. They had to go against them without ace Chris Sale though, whose season was delayed to start until Sunday, when he mowed down the poor Twins. With Sale now healthy, the White Sox should start getting things going.

26. Los Angeles Angels (2-4) After taking two of three to start the season against the Mariners, the Angels ran into the well-oiled machine that is the Royals. Mike Trout continues his assault on opposing pitchers, hitting .400 the opening week of the season. That is about all the offense the Angels are getting, as the rest of the team is hitting a robust .171 combined. They need to get someone going other than Trout to have any success as the pitching staff has done their job thus far.

25. Washington Nationals (2-4) The Nationals season has gotten off to a surprsingly poor start. Widely expected to run away with the NL East crown, things have started slowly in the nation’s capital. Things aren’t as bad as they look on the outside though. They have players returning from injury sooner than later to help solidify their lineup, and if not for Ian Desmond handing the Mets virtually all the runs in the first series of the season, Max Scherzer could have a no-hitter under his belt and the Nationals could be 4-2 instead of 2-4.

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