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Talking Professional Baseball Rankings Week 13

Weekly rankings include all games played from March 31st through June 30th.


1.--ATLANTA BRAVES--(51-30)-Braves swept Boston in Boston this past weekend. Braves set club record with 21 wins in the month of June. Atlanta beat Boston in extra innings Sunday. Keith Lockhart doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning. He's been very valuable for the Braves coming off the bench. Catcher Javey Lopez hit a blast measuring 450ft for his sixth homerun of the year.


2.--NEW YORK YANKEES--(50-31)-Yankees beat the Mets two out of three this past weekend. Yankees won on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball 8-0. Pitcher Andy Pettitte pitched a whale of a game. He is now 2-0. He pitched a complete game shutout. He struck out eight batters. John Vander Wal hit his third homerun of the year and second baseman Alfonso Soriano hit his 19th, along with his 30th double. Yankees lead the majors in homeruns with 127.


3.--LOS ANGELES DODGERS--(50-31)-Dodgers salvaged one win from Anaheim Friday night in a 7-5 win. Giovanni Garrara won the game in relief and improved his record to 5-2. Eric Gagne earned his 29th save which leads the majors. Outfielder Shawn Green leads the team with 25 homeruns and 63 RBI's. Having a great season.


4.--SEATTLE MARINERS--(51-30)-Seattle beat Colorado Saturday 8-1. Pitcher Freddy Garcia improved his record to 11-5 with that win. He allowed six hits in eight innings of work and he struck out five. Ichiro hit his second homerun of the year and Brett Boone hit his 11th of the season. DH Edgar Martinez hit his second homerun of the year.


5.--ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS--(48-32)-Ace pitcher Curt Schilling improved his record to 13-3 with a 5-2 win over Cleveland Sunday. He leads the majors in wins. He pitched a complete game, allowing only five hits and striking out five batters. He leads the majors with 175 strikeouts. His teammate and fellow pitcher Randy Johnson has 155. Junior Spivey hit his ninth homerun in that win over Cleveland.


6.--BOSTON REDSOX--(46-31)-Team has really been struggling lately. The hitting seems to have stopped in the past week. They have a losing record at home. They are 18-19. Pitcher Pedro Martinez pitched well last Wednesday when Boston beat Cleveland 7-4. He improved his record to 9-2. He had nine strikeouts through seven innings of work. Outfielder Johnny Damon went 1-5 with three RBI's and his sixth triple of the year.


7.--ANAHEIM ANGELS--(47-33)-Angels beat Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday 5-1. They also beat LA's pitcher Odalis Perez who has been pitching very good lately. Shortstop Benji Gil hit his first homerun of the year in that win. Third baseman Troy Glaus went 1-3 with one RBI. Outfielder Garrett Anderson leads the team in RBI's with 60. Glaus has 58.


8.--OAKLAND ATHLETICS--(46-35)-Athletics beat San Francisco Sunday 7-0. A's pitcher Tim Hudson pitched a great game and a complete game shutout. It was his third career shutout. He allowed only five hits. The A's finished interleague play with the majors best record of 16-2. Overall the A's lead the majors with a record of 66-38 since interleague play began. DH Scott Hatteberg went 3-5 with three RBI's and two runs scored in that win Sunday against the Giants.


9.--MINNESOTA TWINS--(46-36)-Twins beat Milwaukee two out of three this past weekend. They won Friday night 5-1. Pitcher Johan Santan improved his record to 3-1 with eight innings of work. He had nine strikeouts. Outfielder Dustan Mohr hit his fourth homerun of the season and catcher A.J. Pierzynski hit his fifth. Pierzynski had three RBI's in that game. Outfielder Torii Hunter leads the team with 18 homeruns and 56 RBI's. He is batting .305. He is tied with fellow outfielder and teammate Jacque Jones in doubles with 21.


10.--SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS--(45-35)-Giants beat Oakland Saturday 5-3. Pitcher Mike Schmidt improved his record to 4-2 with that win. He allowed six hits through seven innings of work. Hot hitting second baseman Jeff Kent hit his 13th homerun of the year. Since he has moved to third in the batting order he has been on fire. Reggie Sanders went 2-5 with one RBI and he hit his 13th double of the year. Slugger Barry Bonds leads the majors with 103 walks, while still leading the NL in batting with a .345 batting average. He has 25 homeruns and 50 RBI's on the season.


11.--CINCINNATI REDS--(43-37)-Reds beat St. Louis two out of three this past weekend. Reds won Sunday 12-8. Reliever Scott Sullivan earned the win in relief to improved to 5-2. Aaron Boone hit his 11th homerun of the year in that win. Second baseman Todd Walker went 4-6 with four RBI's and one run scored. He hit his 16th double also. Ken Griffey Jr. is on the DL once again. Ugh!


12.--ST. LOUIS CARDINALS--(42-36)-Cardinals are still trying to get over the loss of pitcher Darryl Kile. Left a big hole in their pitching staff. Cardinals did salvage one win against Cincinnati this past weekend. They won Friday night 3-2. Pitcher Jason Simontacchi improved his record to 6-1 with the win. Jason Isringhausen earned his 17th save. Albert Pujols went 2-2 with two RBI's and his 21st double of the year. Placido Polanco went 2-4 with one RBI and one run scored. He hit his ninth double.


13.--MONTREAL EXPOS--(42-38)-Montreal gets lucky and acquires ace pitcher Bartolo Colon from Cleveland. He should really help Montreal be in contention for the NL East title. Expos beat Pittsburgh Thursday night 7-2. Pitcher Jim Brower earned the win in relief. He is now 3-0. Outfielder Vladimir Guerrero hit his 17th homerun of the year in that win and extended his hitting streak to 20 games, but that streak ended the next night against Toronto. Jose Macias also hit a homerun in that game Thursday. It was his second of the year. Second baseman and All-Star selectee Jose Vidro went 3-4 with one run scored. He hit his 24th double of the year also.


14.--FLORIDA MARLINS--(41-40)-Marlins beat Tampa Bay Saturday 3-2. Pitcher Julian Taverez improved his record to 6-4 with that win. Outfielder Preston Wilson hit his 13th homerun of the season and outfielder Cliff Floyd hit his 17th. Floyd leads the club in homers with 17 and is tied with teammate and third baseman Mike Lowell in RBI's with 53. Lowell leads the majors in doubles with 31.


15.--NEW YORK METS--(40-40)-Mets lost two out of three to their cross town rivals, the New York Yankees. Mets did win Saturday 11-2. Pitcher Al Leiter earned the win. He is now 8-6. He had five strikeouts. First baseman Mo Vaughn hit his ninth homerun of the year. He starting to get hot and he has hit some long homeruns. Catcher Mike Piazza hit his 15th homerun. Outfielder Roger Cedeno went 3-6 with two RBI's and one run scored. He hit his second triple of the year. Infielder John Valentin and former Red Sox went 2-4 with two RBI's and one run scored.


16.--CHICAGO WHITE SOX--(40-42)-White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs Saturday 5-4. Pitcher Jon Garland improved his record to 7-5. He worked six innings. White Sox won two out of three in this interleague series. White Sox won Friday night 13-9. First baseman Paul Konerko hit two homeruns to give him 20 on the year. He's having a great season so far. He leads the majors in RBI's with 70.


17.--COLORADO ROCKIES--(39-43)-Rockies beat the Seattle Mariners Sunday 4-3. Justin Speier earned the win in relief. He is now 3-0. Jose Jimenez earned his 21st save. Outfielder Larry Walker went 4-5 with one run scored. He hit two doubles. That gives him 16 on the year. Todd Hollandsworth went 2-4 with one RBI and one run scored. He hit his 17th double of the year. First baseman Todd Helton leads the team in RBI's with 60. Walker has 58.


18.--BALTIMORE ORIOLES--(38-41)-Orioles beat Philadelphia Saturday 11-1. Pitcher Jason Johnson improved his record to 3-5. He pitched a complete game, striking out five. Outfielder Melvin Mora hit his 11th homerun of the year. Tony Batista went 4-5 with two RBI's and one run scored. Outfielder Chris Singleton went 3-5 with two RBI's and two runs scored. He also hit his fifth triple of the year. Orioles went 14-13 in the month of June.


19.--CLEVELAND INDIANS--(37-43)-Indians traded their pitching ace Bartolo Colon to the Montreal Expos for first baseman Lee Stevens and a couple of other players. Big gain for Montreal and a huge loss for Cleveland. GM Shapiro figures Indians don't stand a chance of winning their division this year. Oh well! Who will be next? I think they want to unload Jim Thome, but he has a no-trade in his contract. Cleveland beat Arizona Friday 8-2. C.C. Sabathia won that game. He is now 6-6 and the top dog on their staff now. He pitched seven and 2/3 innings, allowing only four hits. Ellis Burks hit his 13th homerun and first baseman Jim Thome hit his 22nd.


20.--HOUSTON ASTROS--(36-43)-Astros beat Texas 6-5 Friday. Pitcher Roy Oswalt improved his record to 8-5. He had nine strikeouts. Closer Billy Wagner earned his 12th save. Outfielder Lance Berkman hit his 24th homerun of the year. Orlando Merced hit his fourth and catcher Brad Ausmus went 1-3 with two RBI's and one run scored. He hit his sixth double of the year.


21.--TEXAS RANGERS--(35-45)-Rangers beat Anaheim last Tuesday 11-5. Pitcher Ismael Valdes improved his record to 5-6. He tossed seven innings, allowing five hits. He allowed four earned runs. Rafael Palmeiro hit his 16th homerun of the year in that game. He hit his 17th later in the week. Outfielder Kevin Mench hit his seventh. Infielder Todd Greene hit his third and outfielder Ryan Ludwick hit his first of the year.


22.--PITTSBURGH PIRATES--(36-44)-Pirates defeated Detroit Sunday 6-2. Pitcher Kris Benson improved his record to 2-4 with that win. His ERA is 6.22. Outfielder Brian Giles hit his 19th homerun of the year. Shortstop Jack Wilson went 3-4 with one RBI and one run scored.


23.--CHICAGO CUBS--(33-46)-Cubs beat White Sox Sunday 9-2. Pitcher Matt Clement improved to 6-5 with that win. He had 12 strikouts. He has a bright future ahead of him. He played his minor league ball with the Mobile Bay Bears in my hometown. Sammy Sosa went 2-5 with one RBI. His 53rd of the year and Fred McGriff went 2-5 with two RBI's. Second baseman Mark Bellhorn hit two homeruns to give him 10 on the year. He has three RBI's.


24.--SAN DIEGO PADRES--(34-48)-Padres beat Kansas City Saturday in extra innings. Ryan Klesko hit his 14th homerun of the year in that game. Ron Gant hit a grand slam to win the game in the 10th inning. It was his sixth homerun of the year.


25.--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--(36-43)-Phillies beat Baltimore Sunday 8-5. Pitcher Robert Person improved his record to 3-4. Third baseman Scott Rolen went 3-4 with three RBI's and two runs scored. Rolen hit his 16th double of the season. Outfielder Pat Burrell leads the team in homeruns with 19 and in RBI's with 58.


26.--TORONTO BLUEJAYS--(33-45)-BlueJays beat Montreal Sunday 7-5. Slugger Carlos Delgado hit his 17th homerun of the year. Outfielder Raul Mondesi who now has been traded to the New York Yankees Monday went 2-4 with one RBI and one run scored. He also hit his 16th double of the year.


27.--KANSAS CITY ROYALS--(31-47)-Royals pitcher Jeff Suppan improved his record to 7-6 with a 13-1 win over San Diego. Suppan allowed four hits in seven innings of work. Third basman Joe Randa hit his eight homerun of the yerar. DH Raul Ibanez hit his sixth. Outfielder Aaron Guiel went 2-2 with three RBI's and two runs scored. He hit his third double of the season too.


28.--MILWUAKEE BREWERS--(29-52)-The 73rd All-Star game will be held there in Miller Park July 9th. Brewers beat Minnesota Saturday 10-2. Pitcher Jose Cabrera improved his record to 4-5. He worked six innings and allowed only three hits. Matt Stairs hit two homeruns in that game to give him four on the year. He's been a disappointment over the years. Most thought he would be a big slugger, but that never materialized. Catcher Paul Bako who was with Atlanta at one time hit his third homerun of the year. Slugger Richie Sexson is the offense on this team. He has 18 homeruns and 57 runs driven in.


29.--DETROIT TIGERS--(27-52)-Tigers beat Pittsburgh Saturday 2-1. Pitcher Jeff Weaver improved to 6-8 with that win. I believe Weaver could be a 20 game winner if he was on a good team.


30.--TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS--(28-51)-Devil Rays beat Florida in 12 innings Sunday. Closer Esteban Yan earned the win. He is 4-3.He has an ERA of 4.96. Outfielder Ben Grieve went 2-5 with two RBI's and one run scored. He also hit two doubles that gave him 20 on the year. He's been another big disappointment throughout most of his career. Once played for Oakland.


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Old 07-02-2002, 04:41 AM   #2
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I can't argue with them, my Braves on the top of the list, and during this amazing 40 game run, where else could they be?
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The Braves have their highest winning percentage this month (21-5) that they've had since moving to Atlanta. Smoltz is on fire.
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John Smoltz is on fire-he's on pace to have over 50 saves this year. Of course LA's Eric Gagne is too. The Braves bullpen is amazing. Everybody coming out of the pen is doing their job.
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