Three weeks ago, the West Division was the league's weakest, with A-Rod's Mirrors the only team in the division among the league's top eight in winning percentage. Now, the Wild Wild West features the league's tightest pennant race and three teams - the Mirrors, the Lower Haighters, and the Marin Menehunes, are all playoff eligible.
What has changed? Max Scherzer has emerged as a dominating starting pitcher for the Menehunes earning four straight quality starts and striking out 34 batters. Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz has also been a force behind the plate, reaching base at a .479 clip, and striking out just 10 times in his last 60 at bats.
The Lower Haighters are seeing production at third base with the addition of Trevor Plouffe. Plouffe has nine home runs in his last 19 games. Ryan Braun has also lifted his game, hitting seven home runs and driving home 15 RBI in his last 70 at bats.
With Rivalry Week at hand, the West Division could get even wilder heading into the dog days of summer.