Jeff Mathis

The Times' baseball rankings

The Times' baseball rankings

Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:

1. ANGELS: Guess who batted .583 in their last playoff series? Jeff Mathis, 2009 ALCS. Really. (1)

2. WASHINGTON: Last D.C.-based team to win a postseason series: Walter Johnson’s 1924 Senators. (3)

3. BALTIMORE: Last O’s team to win AL East (’97): Hall of Famers  Alomar, Ripken; candidates in Mussina, Palmeiro. (2)

4. DODGERS: Under Mattingly, win total could be up every year: 82, 86, 92, 92 with two games left. (5)

5. DETROIT: Angels, Dodgers aren’t alone with mid-rotation playoff worries. Porcello in September: 0-4, 6.20. (4)