MLB Power Rankings Week 4: New York Mets Reach The Pinnacle

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Apr 26, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter

Alex Rodriguez

(13) gets a high five from New York Yankees right fielder

Carlos Beltran

(36) after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

12. New York Yankees (11-8) One of the co-leaders of the AL East, the Yankees are rolling right now. They took down two of the best teams in the early going of the season, winning three of four against the Tigers and two of three against the red hot Mets. Michael Pineda was dominant against the Mets as he had his slider working, but C.C. Sabathia got torched the next afternoon. Masahiro Tanaka though has put together two consecutive strong starts, as the Yankees are beginning to come together.

11. Tampa Bay Rays (11-8) The surprise co-leaders of the AL East is not who many would have expected a couple of weeks ago to start the season. They bounced back from a four-game losing streak to start their homestand before winning the last five, a winning streak they are currently still riding.. They now will embark on a nine-game road trip. Also, Chris Archer looks like a Cy Young candidate in the early going four straight starts and 27 ⅓ consecutive scoreless innings.

10. San Diego Padres (11-9) Of all places to have an offensive spell, the Padres had it happen in Colorado; that is something you would expect at their home field of Petco Park. They scored 21 runs the first two games of the week, and followed that up with 16 the next five games, eight of which came in a loss to the Dodgers. The good news is that Ian Kennedy returned from the DL, but the bad news was he got crushed in that 11-8 loss. The Padres will finish up the nine game homestand this week against the surprisingly hot Astros and rematch with the Rockies.

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