Jul 19, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt slides into second base with a double in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
We are underway in the second half of the 2015 MLB season. We are also now just 11 days from the MLB Trade Deadline with numerous big names like Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman, and Cole Hamels among others rumored to be shipped elsewhere by July 31st.
To say that Zack Greinke has been on fire lately would be an understatement. Greinke entered the All-Star Break with the 4th lowest ERA at the All-Star Break in MLB history (1.39) and continued his strong pitching on Sunday against the Nationals by tossing eight scoreless innings, while striking out 11 batters.
The eight scoreless innings helped Greinke reach a tally of 43 2/3 scoreless innings pitched and lowered his ERA to a lowly 1.30. Just give the man the National League CY Young award already.
Now lets get to the teams who moved up/down the most in the past week in our latest edition of MLB Power Rankings.
Biggest Jump: San Diego Padres… +7
Biggest Drop: Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins… -5
Here are the full MLB Power Rankings following the first series after the MLB All-Star Break…