Milwaukee Brewers Drop Yet Again In Latest MLB Power Rankings
By David Gasper
It’s Monday, and that means we have new MLB Power Rankings to look over. After another tough week, where do the Milwaukee Brewers rank?
Alyson Footer of MLB.com has released her Week 5 MLB Power Rankings. The Milwaukee Brewers, once being in the Top 5 of the rankings, have found themselves falling over the past two weeks.
Last week, the Brewers fell out of the Top 5 and landed at No. 7 on her list. This week, it’s another drop.
Where Are The Brewers Ranked?
Footer has the Brewers just on the outside edge of the Top 10, coming in at No. 10 overall in MLB. That’s a drop of another three spots, after dropping two spots the week prior.
The Brewers now have a 15-14 overall record after going 2-4 last week, including a sweep by the division rival Cardinals. The Crew took two of three from the Mets, which helped the offense appear to get back on track, but wasn’t enough to salvage a split on the road trip.
Who Is Ranked Ahead Of The Brewers?
The Dodgers claim the top spot this week, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees to round out the top 5.
The Twins have jumped up to the 6th spot and are followed by the Phillies, Mariners, and Indians, and then it’s the Brewers at 10th overall.
The Chicago Cubs are ranked 13th and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who got off to a strong start, have struggled recently and dropped from the ninth spot all the way to 19th this week.
The Week Ahead For Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers start a 3-team, 10 game homestand this week. It starts with a four-game series that’s a rematch of last year’s NLDS as the Colorado Rockies come to town. Then it’s the Mets for another three games. Following the end of this week, a three game series against the Nationals will finish off the homestand.
If last year’s playoff sweep was any indication, the Brewers could handle the Rockies well in Milwaukee and with a series win, can get back into a good groove. They took two of three from the Mets in New York and now back on their home turf, can push for a sweep.
This week should be a lot easier than the last two weeks for the Crew, and perhaps then they can push their way back up into the Top 5 in the Power Rankings.