MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Heading In Right Direction

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May 3, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager

Terry Collins

(10) makes a pitching change taking out New York Mets pitcher

Erik Goeddel

(62) and replacing him with New York Mets pitcher

Sean Gilmartin

(36) (not pictured) during the 8th inning at Citi Field. The Nationals won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

9. San Diego Padres (14-12) The Padres ran into the hottest team in the MLB in the Astros to start the week, getting swept. They were able to bounce back to finish the week though, sweeping the Rockies. The Padres pitching staff has to be happy they finally have some offense to back them up, as the 131 runs they have scored have them tied for second in MLB. What a turnaround it has been for a Padres team that has struggled to score in the past, but that has changed with Derrick Norris, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Wil Myers.

8. Chicago Cubs (13-10) Did anyone having rookie sensation Addison Russell hitting his first career home run before home run hitting sensation, and fellow rookie, Kris Bryant? Well that is what happened this past week, as Russell knocked his first home run of his career Friday, while Bryant is still waiting for his first. Jon Lester also picked up his first win as a Cub this week, getting it courtesy of Russell’s first home run in a 1-0 win Friday.

7. New York Mets (16-10) An 11-game winning streak seems forever ago for the Mets, as they have come back to earth and rather abruptly. They have lost three straight series, and cannot figure out the Nationals at home. They still hold a 3.5 game lead in the NL East, but it looks as if the injuries they suffered in April are catching up to them a little bit. Losing two starters and a key piece to your bullpen is never easy, and the fact the Mets pulled off an 11-game winning streak in the midst of that shows this team has a little something.

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