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Old 07-08-2002, 08:09 PM   #1
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Talking Baseball Rankings Week 14

Weekly rankings include all games played from March 31st through July 7th. See where your favorite team is ranked and why.


1.--ATLANTA BRAVES--(56-32)-Braves beat the Chicago Cubs three out of four this past weekend. Atlanta has won 13 straight series. They have won 15 out of their last 18 games. Pitcher Greg Maddux pitched gem in beating Cubs 2-0 Sunday. He pitched seven innings of shutout ball. His ERA is 2.81. John Smoltz earned his 31st save. It was his 17th straight save. Outfielder Andruw Jones was selected as the 30th man for the All-Star Game for the NL.


2.--NEW YORK YANKEES--(55-32)-Yankees had a busy week. They acquired outfielder Raul Mondesi from Toronto and pitcher Jeff Weaver from Detroit. Good pickups. Weaver won in his first outing with the Yankees Sunday. He won against Toronto 10-6. Weaver pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and six earned runs. He improved his record to 7-8. I think Weaver is capable of winning 18 to 20 games with the Yankees. In that win Sunday Mondesi went 2-4 with one RBI. Second baseman Alfonso Soriano leads the majors with 32 doubles. He leads the AL with 23 stolen bases.


3.--LOS ANGELES DODGERS--(54-34)-Dodgers beat St. Louis Saturday 4-2 in 11 innings. Hideo Nomo started the game but did not figure in the decision. Paul Quantrill won the game in relief. He is 1-2. Shortstop Jeff Reboulet drove in the winning run in the 11th with a sacrifice fly. Dodgers beat Cardinals Friday 6-5. Pitcher Odalis Perez improved his record to 10-4 with that win. Eric Gagne earned his 31st save after pitching out of the inning with the bases loaded and no outs. He pitched out of a jam.


4.--SEATTLE MARINERS--(55-33)-Seattle beat Minnesota 8-2 Sunday. Pitcher John Halama earned the win to improve his record to 4-2. Sasaki earned his 21st save. Halama pitched five and 2/3 innings, striking out six batters. His ERA is 2.56. John Olerud hit two homeruns. He now has 15 on the year and 54 RBI's. Ichiro leads the majors in hits with 124.


5.--ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS--(51-36)-Arizona beat San Francisco Friday night behind the great pitching of Curt Schilling. Diamondbacks won 2-1. Schilling improved his record to 14-3. Most wins in the majors. He pitched a complete game and had 11 strikeouts. He leads the majors with 186 strikeouts. Outfielder Luis Gonzalez leads the team in RBI's with 58.


6.--BOSTON REDSOX--(52-33)-Boston lost their greatest hitter ever, when Ted Williams died at the age of 83. His number 9 was etched in the left field grass at Fenway to commemorate him. Players wore black armbands. Red Sox beat Toronto five straight this past week. Pitcher Pedro Martinez beat Toronto last Monday 4-0 along with his teammates. He pitched eight strong innings and struck out 14 batters. First baseman Tony Clark went 2-2 with two RBI's and he hit his ninth double of the year. Later on that week Martinez improved his record to 11-2 with a 8-0 win over Detroit Saturday. He worked five innings and allowed only one hit. Martinez has declined to pitch in the upcoming All-Star Game. Outfielder Johnny Damon was selected as the 30th man for the All-Star event. Boston leads the AL in team pitching with an ERA of 3.64 and 11 shutouts.


7.--ANAHEIM ANGELS--(51-35)-Angels swept Tampa Bay this past weekend. Angels won Friday 6-5. Shortstop Benji Gil hit his second homerun of the year and outfielder Garrett Anderson went 3-5 with two RBI's. He also hit his 29th double of the year. He leads the team with 63 RBI's.


8.--OAKLAND ATHLETICS--(50-38)-Pitcher Barry Zito improved his record to 11-3 with a 3-2 win over Kansas City. He pitched seven and 2/3 innings, striking out nine. Zito became the first A's pitcher to have 11 victory at the All-Star break since Dave Stewart and Bob Welch did it in 1990. Welch had 13 at the All-Star break and Stewart 11. Outfielder Eric Byrnes hit his second homerun of the year. Outfielder John Mabry went 3-4 with one RBI and one run scored. Oakland dealt first baseman Carlos Pena to Detroit this past week.


9.--MINNESOTA TWINS--(50-39)-Twins beat Seattle Friday night 8-4, behind the pitching of Eric Milton. Milton is 10-6. He pitched a complete game for his 10th victory. He allowed seven hits. Torii Hunter hit his 19th in that game and outfielder Jacque Jones hit his 12th. Hunter hit his 20th homerun later that weekend. Third baseman Cory Koskie went 2-3 with one run scored and he hit two doubles. That gives him 21 on the year.


10.--SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS--(49-38)-Giants beat Arizona 5-2 on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Barry Bonds hit his 27th homerun in that game. Bonds is batting .345. He has walked 109 times and his OBP is .562. Awesome! Pitcher Ryan Jensen improved his record to 9-6. Closer Rob Nen earned his 24th save. Giants beat Colorado last Tuesday 18-5. They had 23 hits. Most hits for the Giants since July 9th, 1993. Reggie Sanders, Damon Minor and T. Shinjo each homered twice in that game. Minor and Shinjo each had five RBI's.


11.--CINCINNATI REDS--(46-41)-Reds beat Milwaukee Saturday 6-4. Pitcher Jimmy Haynes improved his record to 10-6, scattering 10 hits. He had five strikeouts. Second baseman Aaron Boone went 2-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Outfielder Juan Encarnacion went 1-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Jason LaRue went 2-4 with four RBI's and one run scored. He also hit his 10th double of the year.


12.--ST. LOUIS CARDINALS--(47-38)-Cardinals beat Los Angeles Sunday 12-6. Albert Pujols hit his 21st homerun of the year. Pujols has 65 RBI's on the year. He's having a great sophomore year. Outfielder Eduardo Perez hit his fourth and Edgar Renteria hit his fourth of the year.


13.--MONTREAL EXPOS--(46-41)-Expos beat Philadelphia 8-3. Pitcher Tomo Ohka improved to 8-4 with that win. He pitched six innings, striking out eight. Brad Wikerson hit his eight homerun. Pinch-hitter Wil Cordero hit his first homer of the year. It was the 100th of his career. Outfielder Troy O'Leary went 2-4 with two RBI's and one run scored. He also hit his eighth double of the season. First baseman Andres Galarraga went 2-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Montreal is trying to acquire Florida's Cliff Floyd and pitcher Ryan Dempster. It may not work out-must be approved by MLB since they own the team.


14.--FLORIDA MARLINS--(45-43)-Marlins beat the Mets Saturday 5-2, behind the pitching of Michael Tejera. He improved to 5-1 on the season. Tejera has won in four consecutive starts. Outfielder Preston Wilson hit his 14th homerun of the year. First baseman Derek Lee went 1-4 with two RBI's. Cliff Floyd who is rumoured going to Montreal went 1-3 with one RBI and he hit his 20th double of the season. Pitcher Ryan Dempster remained winless in his career against the Chicago Cubs. He's 0-5 in seven starts. His ERA is 5.79. Cubs beat him last Wednesday 6-2. He is now 5-8. Second baseman Luis Castillo leads the majors in stolen bases with 29.


15.--NEW YORK METS--(43-44)-Mets beat Florida Friday 5-3. Pitcher Michael Bacsik won his first game of the year. He is 1-0. Outfielder Tony Tarasco hit his fourth homerun of the year. Jay Payton went 2-3 with one RBI. Last Tuesday Mets beat Phladelphia 12-6. Pitcher Pedro Astacio improved to 8-3 with that win. He pitched six innings and allowed nine hits. He struck out four. Outfielder Jeromy Burnitz went 2-5 with three RBI's in that game. He also hit his seventh double of the year.


16.BALTIMORE ORIOLES--(42-43)-Orioles beat Texas 10-4 Sunday. Pitcher Rodrigo Lopez improved his record to 8-3. He struck out six batters. His ERA is 3.04. First baseman Jose Leon hit his second homerun of the year. Marty Cordova the former Cleveland Indian went 1-4 with two RBI. Gary Matthews Jr. went 3-5.


17.--CHICAGO WHITE SOX--(42-46)-Last Tuesday White Sox beat Detroit 17-9. Pitcher Todd Ritchie was the winner. He is now 5-10. He formerly pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Outfielder Kenny Lofton hit his fourth homerun of the year. Rey Ordonez hit two homeruns to give him 15. Jose Valentin hit his 11th. Catcher Sandy Alomar hit two homeruns to give him six. He went 4-5 with three RBI's and three runs scored. He also hit his sixth double. White Sox have scored 86 runs in winning seven of 11 against the Tigers this year.


18.--COLORADO ROCKIES--(42-46)-Rockies beat San Diego Friday 9-6. Pitcher Mike Hampton gets a rare win. He improves to 5-9. He pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and three earned runs. He struck out three. First baseman Todd Helton went 2-5 with two RBI's and one run scored. He hit his 25th double of the season too. Todd Zeile went 3-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. Zeile got his 1,000th RBI in Saturday's 3-2 win over San Diego. Last Wednesday Colorado beat the Giants 14-4. Pitcher Jason Jennings improved to 9-4. Outfielder Larry Walker hit his 20th homerun of the season in that
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19.--HOUSTON ASTROS--(41-45)-Astros beat Pittsburgh Sunday 6-1, behind the pitching of Wade Miller. Improved his record to 4-3. He pitched six innings and struck out nine.

20.--CLEVELAND INDIANS--(39-47)-Indians beat Chicago White Sox 9-3 Sunday. Pitcher Ryan Drese was the winner. His record is 8-6. His ERA is 5.62. He pitched seven innings, striking out six. Outfielder Milton Bradley hit his fourth homerun of the year and outfielder Matt Lawton hit his 10th. Bradley hit his first grand slam of his career.


21.--TEXAS RANGERS--(39-47)-Shortstop Alex Rodriquez hit his 27th homerun and Rafael Palmeiro hit his 21st homerun in their loss to Baltimore Sunday 10-4. Rodriquez leads the team in RBI's with 73.


22.--PITTSBURGH PIRATES--(38-49)-Pirates beat Milwuakee Wednesday 3-1. Pitcher Josh Fogg improved to 9-6 with that win. He worked six innings and allowed seven hits. He had four strikeouts. Closer Mike Williams earned his 24th save. Earned his 25th later in the week. Outfielder Brian Giles hit his 20th homerunof the year and third baseman Aramis Ramirez hit his fifth.


23.--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--(39-47)-Phillies beat Montreal Sunday 10-8. Relief pitcher Rheal Cormier improved his record to 4-4. Jose Mesa earned his 23rd save. Outfielder Pat Burrell hit his 22nd homerun of the year and third baseman Scott Rolen hit his 13th. Burrell leads the team in RBI's with 63. Montreal lefty pitcher Joey Eischen was ejected for hitting Phillies Marlon Anderson. Montreal manager Frank Robinson was ejected too.


24.--CHICAGO CUBS--(35-51)-Chicago bosses fires manager Don Baylor. I think it was time for Baylor to go and he was out of touch with his players it seems. Repalced by minor league coach Bruce Kimm. Cubs beat Atlanta Saturday 7-3. Pitcher Carlos Zambrano earned the win. He is now 1-1. His ERA is 2.88. Second baseman Mark Bellhorn hit his 11th homerun of the year and Moises Alou hit two homeruns to give him eight on the season. Alou also had four RBI's.


25.--SAN DIEGO PADRES--(35-53)-Padres beat Colorado 7-1 on Sunday. Rookie pitcher Oliver Perez improved his record to 3-1. His ERA is 3.45. He had 13 strikeouts in that game. He a promising young player. Ryan Klesko hit two homeruns to give him 17 on the year. He has 49 RBI's so far this season. Second baseman Ramon Vasquez went 4-5 with two runs scored.


26.--TORONTO BLUEJAYS--(34-52)-BlueJays beat the New York Yankees Saturday 8-3. Pitcher Steve Parris improved his mark to 1-2 with that win. He allowed four hits in seven innings of work. Catcher Ken Huckaby his his first homerun of the year. Jose Cruz Jr went 1-4 with two RBI and one run scored. He hit his 17th double of the year too.


27.--KANSAS CITY ROYALS--(33-52)-First baseman Mark Sweeney leads the majors in hitting with a .361 batting average. Pitcher Paul Byrd improved his record to 11-5 with a 7-5 win over Seattle last Tuesday. Byrd pitched eight innings and gave up 10 hits. Sweeney hit his 16th homerun in that game. DH Raul Ibanez hit his eighth. Outfielder Michael Tucker hit his fourth.


28.--MILWUAKEE BREWERS--(33-55)-The 73rd All-Star game will be held in Miller Park July 9th. Eric Young had three hits and catcher Paul Bako and Jeffrey Hammonds homered to lead the Brewers over Cincinnati Sunday. Hammonds hit his seventh and Bako hit his fourth of the year. First baseman Richie Sexson has 19 homeruns and 62 RBI's to lead the club.


29.--DETROIT TIGERS--(31-54)-Newly acquired Carlos Pena from Oakland went 3-4 and drove in the game winning run in his first game for Detroit Sunday. George Lombard another new player from the Atlanta organization hit his second homerun of the year. He went 2-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. I hate Atlanta dealt him. Pitcher Brian Moehler came of the DL to win for the first time in 22 months. He beat the White Sox Wednesday 5-4. His last win was Sept. 5th, 2000.


30.--TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS--(28-57)-Devil Rays rank 13th in hitting and in pitching in the AL. First baseman Steve Cox and outfielder Randy Winn lead the team in RBI's with 42.

Written by Keith Thronson Mobile, Alabama
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Old 07-08-2002, 11:39 PM   #2
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Can you please just put Toronto last ???????? That's where they deserve to be. Everyone except Raul Mondesie on that team sucks... oh... wait... everyone on that team sucks... from ownerts to managers to players.
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Thanks, Keith. Your list is, as usual, very complete and with good documentation.
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Good job, Keith. I appreciate the effort and a good read.
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Thanks Marc and Catman. I appreciate it. Toronto should be last lol
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Good. That's the way they should be. I'm in disgust with that organization.
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Are you even a fan of them anymore? I mean, there's a difference between being frustrated with a team and hating them literally.
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I'm disgusted with them trading away their best players over the years. Mondesi, Shawn Green, David Wells and Tony Bastista. I'm sure Carlos Delgado will be next. Didn't Clemens pitch for Toronto once?
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Very good job my man.

Good to see the Mariners @ the 4 spot.

I just hope they don't choke like last year when it counts?!?!
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I'm a disappointed and turned-off baseball fan. Our management sucks. Should've kept Gord Ash.


...and don't forget Billy Koch who had 40+ saves his rookie season and was our best .... THING.... we had to a closer.
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