MLB Power Rankings Week 4: New York Mets Reach The Pinnacle

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For the first time in our MLB Power Rankings, there is a new team sitting in the top spot. There have been a number of hot streaks that have vaulted some teams upwards, while there have been some teams stuck in a rut that have taken a tumble down the rankings.

Some of the teams that have moved up in the rankings from last week may surprise you, as former cellar dwellers are shooting up the standings. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Week 4 MLB Power Rankings.

Apr 26, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher

Nick Martinez

(22) in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

30. Milwaukee Brewers (4-15) Things have been rough in Milwaukee this season. Carlos Gomez has been joined on the DL by Jonathan Lucroy, taking arguably the two most dangerous hitters out of the Brewers lineup. On a positive note, they were able to snap an eight-game losing streak this week, and avoided the sweep at the hands of the Cardinals with a victory Sunday afternoon.

29. Cleveland Indians (6-11) A 2-4 week has knocked the Indians into the cellar of the AL Central. The two wins were decisive, as they scored 19 runs in the victories. Unfortunately they seemed to use up all their offense in those two games, as they scored only 10 in the four losses. Carlos Carrasco was at least able to make his two starts this week after a scary incident last week on a comebacker. He defeated the White Sox then ran into a mad Tigers team trying to salvage their home-stand.

28. Texas Rangers (7-11) Nick Martinez continues to pitching outstandingly for the Rangers, as he now has a 0.35 ERA in four starts, giving up only one earned run in 26 innings. He isn’t getting much help from his fellow starting pitchers though, as he has four of their six quality starts on the season. This lineup isn’t as poor as people think it is, so if the pitching can get on track they could surprise some people. Adrian Beltre is struggling thus far, but at least still has his sense of humor; he sent an invoice to Angels’ starting pitcher Garrett Richards for $300 after he broke three of Beltre’s bats. In response, Richards sent a signed bat saying he hoped that covered it.

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