MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Continue To Fall

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Jun 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate as they walk off the field after a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Cardinals won 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

3. Kansas City Royals (39-27) The Royals had the pleasure of playing against the Brewers in their interleague series, winning all four games. But, the pitching staff came up a little short when going up against a stronger team, as they lost two of three to the Red Sox over the weekend. In that series, Chris Young came crashing back down to earth as he gave up seven runs in five innings. That makes two out of the last four starts in which Young has been crushed by the opposition. Also, we may not be seeing an all Royal starting lineup in the All-Star game as MLB cancelled millions of votes for fear of foul play in the voting process.

2. Houston Astros (41-30) After hitting their first bump in the road prior to this week’s games, the Astros were able to get back on track against the Rockies, pushing their win streak to five games. But, the weekend wasn’t as successful, as they lost the series to the Mariners. The more pressing issue for them though is the healthy of Jose Altuve, who injured his hamstring Tuesday and hasn’t played since. They have been able to pick up the missing production because George Springer has raised his batting average almost 100 points in four weeks, and Luis Valbuena has already set a new career-high in home runs with 17.

1. St. Louis Cardinals (45-24) The Cardinals received a tough test from the Twins in their four-game interleague series, but then handled business against the Phillies over the weekend. They blew them out twice, but even a slip up from Michael Wacha on Sunday afternoon isn’t enough to knock them out of the top spot. As much as the Phillies have a stranglehold on last place, the Cardinals have one on the top spot of our MLB Power Rankings. One thing to keep an eye on though, is the fallout from the investigation that is looking into potentially serious punishment for the Cardinals for hacking into the Astros files.

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