EWB’s Double Play (A Look At The Baseball Teams In NYS)

With the first month of Major League Baseball gone let’s check out how the two teams from the Empire State are doing. First off the Yankees, who are right now third in the American League East with a record of 13-10, have been mediocre at best by their standards, with a 7-5 record at home and a 6-5 on the road and a run differential of +12. Right now the squad is 2.5 games back of the division leading Tampa Bay Rays. In their last game the Bronx Bombers were taken down by the Baltimore Orioles, as Phil Hughes (5.2 IP ~ 4 hits (2 HRs) ~ 4 runs ~ 4 ER ~ 6 K’s ~ 1 BB with a 7.48 ERA) does ok on the mound but drops to 1-4 on the season. In all the New York pitcher has a 7.88 ERA on the year, while giving up one less HR (5) than walks (6).

You have to believe with the talent that this roster has sooner or later they will make a move and find themselves at the top of their division. This season they will not be battling the Boston Red Sox, as they seem to be down a lot, for the top spot, but they will none the less be battling for the crown of the AL East.

May 1, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes (65) pitches during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Up next for the New York Yankees: The rubber match against the Orioles, which will be on ESPN, first pitch @ 7:05 p.m. EST. After that the Yanks will be playing a four game series against the Kansas City Royals on the road.

[For more on the New York Yankees check out FanSided's blog Yanks go Yard]

In the other league, it’s the New York Mets, third in the National League East, with a 13-11 record, and just 1.5 game back of the division leading Washington Nationals. The Mets are 8-5 at home while just 5-6 on the road, and with a real bad showing of -23 run differential on the season. The Amazing have lost two in a row against the Astros, a team that is below .500 on the season, and are just 5-5 in the last ten. You have to wonder with this squad when their overachieving will catch up with them and the down fall spiral will begin.

Up next for the New York Mets: The last of the three game series with the Houston Astros, with the game beginning at 2:05 p.m. EST. Then the Mets will have a day off and begin a three games series with the Arizona Diamondback on Friday.

[For more on the New York Mets check out FanSided's blog Rising Apple]

Topics: Major League Baseball, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Phil Hughes

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