Monday, October 25 2021

On July 1, the San Diego Padres had a six-game lead for the National League’s second wild-card spot and were just 2 ½ games back in the NL West, locked in a three-way battle with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

Less than two months later, the Padres are completely out of the division race (13 GB) and find themselves on the outside looking in on the postseason picture, now trailing the Cincinnati Reds by a game for the NL’s second wild-card.

San Diego hasn’t played the Giants or Dodgers – baseball’s two best teams entering Monday – since the end of June but couldn’t capitalize, losing 11 of 16 games against the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Padres get a crack at the Dodgers this week at Petco Park, but won’t have much room for error the rest of the way. San Diego finishes the season on a brutal stretch that includes 10 against the Giants and six against the Dodgers.

Here’s how USA TODAY Sports’ seven-person panel voted this week:

Manny Machado reacts after flying out against the Rockies.Manny Machado reacts after flying out against the Rockies.

Manny Machado reacts after flying out against the Rockies.

Rank (movement from last week)

1. San Francisco Giants (–)

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

3. Tampa Bay Rays (–)

4. Houston Astros (–)

5. Milwaukee Brewers (–)

6. New York Yankees (+4)

7.Chicago White Sox (–)

8. Oakland Athletics (-2)

9. Atlanta Braves (+3)

10. Cincinnati Reds (+1)

11. Boston Red Sox (-3)

12. San Diego Padres (-3)

13. Toronto Blue Jays (–)

14. Seattle Mariners (+1)

15. St. Louis Cardinals (+1)

16. Philadelphia Phillies (-2)

17. New York Mets (–)

18. Los Angeles Angels (–)

19. Cleveland (+1)

20. Detroit Tigers (-1)

21. Colorado Rockies (–)

22. Minnesota Twins (–)

23. Kansas City Royals (+2)

24. Miami Marlins (-1)

25. Washington Nationals (-1)

26. Chicago Cubs (–)

27. Pittsburgh Pirates (–)

28. Texas Rangers (–)

29. Arizona Diamondbacks (+1)

30. Baltimore Orioles (-1)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB power rankings: Padres flailing in NL wild-card standings

Source: Yahoo Sports

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