The month of June is over and the MLB season is now turning into the dog days of summer in July.
A month’s worth of games can drastically change the outlook for a team. That was certainly true for three of the four teams with the best records in June.
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Many fans took to Twitter to discuss the reveal of the top four teams in the month of June.
The Boston Red Sox, which appeared to be sellers near the deadline at the beginning of the month, went 20-6 in June. Despite this great record, the team still lost a game in the AL East standings to the New York Yankees.
The Yankees had a record of 22-6 in the month of June, with three of their six losses against the Houston Astros.
All four of these teams are looking to make it into the postseason, with three of the four currently in the playoffs when the season ends today.
The team on the outside looking in would be the Philadelphia Phillies, but if they keep up this pace, it won’t be long before they’re in.
MLB Power Rankings: July 1
Here we’ll take a look at the top five baseball teams going into the month of July. Let’s start.
#5 Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves are one of the most popular teams in baseball. After starting the season well below .500, the team took 14 wins in a row.
This can be partly attributed to the return of superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. Right now, the Braves look like a serious threat in October.
#4 New York Mets
The New York Mets come in at #4 and fall after a bad June. They have dealt with numerous injuries but have found a way to stay at the top of NL East’s standings even though the lead is narrowing.
The Mets’ record of 47-29 is second best in the National League behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
#3 Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers come in at #3 in this edition of the MLB Power Rankings. The Dodgers have the best record in the National League, but they weren’t as dominant as many had thought to start the season.
Some of this may be due to injuries from Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw that limited their action. Max Muncy and Justin Turner were largely disappointing in 2022.
Despite this, the Dodgers have arguably the best starting rotation in baseball that comes with an extremely deep lineup. Before all is said and done, don’t be surprised if the Dodgers surpass the Yankees for the best record in baseball.
#2 Houston Astros
The Houston Astros come in at #2 in the power rankings. The Astros hold the second best record in baseball, behind the New York Yankees. They have seen great production up and down the lineup and have one of the best rotations in baseball.
The Astros also went 3-2 against the New York Yankees this year. They seem to be the only team causing trouble for the Yankees. A postseason series between the two would be an instant classic.
#1 New York Yankees
The number one spot goes to none other than the New York Yankees. The Yankees have been the top baseball team all season and their record of 22-6 in June surpassed all of baseball.
As of now, the New York Yankees have a commanding eight-game lead over the Houston Astros for the best record in baseball. Simply put, they are at the top of the baseball world.
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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh