MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Continue To Fall

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Jun 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) delivers in the first inning against the Houston Astros at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

30. Philadelphia Phillies (24-47) We are running out of ways to describe just how poor the Phillies are as a team on the field. They look like they will have a stranglehold on their spot in our MLB Power Rankings for as long as they want it. They have lost 14 of their last 17 games, and there does not look to be any change on the horizon. The 19-3 pounding Tuesday by the Orioles seemed to be a game everyone gave up in. Even the coach in the bullpen left the phone off the hook, which was basically the white flag for a team that gave up eight (!) home runs in one game, including outfielder Jeff Francoeur, just one of a handful of position players to get on the mound this past week.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (25-46) The Brewers were able to snap their six game losing streak the first game of their series against the Rockies, but unfortunately that is their only win in their last nine games. Their pitching staff and lineup were never able to perform on the same night, leading to more and more losses. Mike Fiers currently has the best ERA of qualified starters on the team with an underwhelming 4.50. It shouldn’t be long before we start seeing Brewers players shipped out of town.

28. Chicago White Sox (30-38) They were able to snap their eight-game losing streak by taking two of three from the Rangers over the weekend, but that is nothing to get excited about. If the starters aren’t firing gems, this team has little shot at winning a game. Even when they do fire one, there is no guarantee they will get the win. Ask Chris Sale, who threw eight shutout innings with 14 strikeouts and only two hits allowed yet got a no-decision. He extended his streak of double-digit strikeout games to six, seven of his last eight starts and five consecutive of 12+. They are letting a truly dominant stretch of pitching go to waste, as the White Sox are 3-3 over his last six starts.

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