MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets, New York Yankees Have Up And Down Week

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May 31, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman

Brandon Belt

(9) celebrates with third base coach

Roberto Kelly

(39) after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

9. Detroit Tigers (28-24) The Tigers pass through the AL West wasn’t as successful as they were hoping. They took two of three from the Athletics, but then got swept in a four game series by the Angels. They haven’t fared well recently in Los Angeles and that continued this past weekend as nothing went their way. They quietly have a problem in their rotation, as Shane Greene and Anibal Sanchez are not getting it done. Justin Verlander also got hammered in his rehab appearance.

8. New York Mets (28-23) The Mets were able to get a little bit back on track this week, as they swept the Phillies, but lost two of three to the Marlins. They will now embark on a west coast trip, visiting the Padres and Diamondbacks. They will also be implementing a six-man rotation for the time being, with Dillon Gee coming off the DL and there not being a clear cut candidate to remove from the rotation. It will also give the Mets a chance to showcase all their starting pitchers as potential trade chips.

7. San Francisco Giants (30-22) The Giants swept the Brewers and then split their weekend series with the Braves, which could have easily been three out of four wins had they not blown their first lead of the season leading in the ninth inning or later. Regardless, this team has got it going and are legitimate threats once again in the NL West to the Dodgers. They have an important series against the Pirates to start the week, as two of the hotter teams in baseball will be facing off.

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