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Sports Network's National League Team Rankings

(As of August 20, 2014)

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. Washington Nationals71-532
   Nats rolling with 8-game win streak
2. Los Angeles Dodgers71-561
   Kershaw getting serious consideration for NL MVP
3. Milwaukee Brewers71-553
   Brewers not going anywhere; Now Fiers making case to stay in rotation
4. St. Louis Cardinals68-575
   Lackey scuffling, but Lynn has pitched to a 1.79 ERA over last 8 starts
5. Atlanta Braves66-607
   Braves have won five in a row to get back into NL East race
6. San Francisco Giants65-594
   2B Joe Panik (pinkie) getting closer to return
7. Pittsburgh Pirates64-626
   McCutchen back, but Pirates offense still stuck in the mud
8. Miami Marlins63-629
   Marlins are going to be a trendy playoff pick next season
9. Cincinnati Reds61-658
   Cueto is 7-0 with a 2.24 ERA in his last eight starts, but Reds fading fast
10. New York Mets59-6810
   Wheeler is 5-0 with a 2.02 ERA over his last nine starts
11. San Diego Padres58-6611
   With all this young pitching Bud Black may keep his job after all
12. Philadelphia Phillies55-7112
   A.J. Burnett hinting at retirement after season
13. Chicago Cubs55-7014
   Rizzo's 29 homers are fourth most in NL
14. Arizona Diamondbacks53-7313
   The Kirk Gibson era is slowly coming to a close in the desert
15. Colorado Rockies49-7615
   Good luck dealing Tulo with that bad hip this winter

As of August 20, 2014, at 12:10 PM ET
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