MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Fall Out Of Top-10

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Jun 14, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder

Adam Jones

(10) celebrates with right fielder

Travis Snider

(23) after scoring during he first inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

18. Arizona Diamondbacks (30-32) After getting swept by the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks swept the Giants in San Francisco. A scheduling gaffe had them resting while the Giants traveled cross country, and the Diamondbacks took advantage. They held the Giants to two runs in the series, as their trio of youngsters, Chase Anderson, Ruby De La Rosa and Allen Webster all pitched well. Anderson didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning in his start and Webster has guaranteed himself a couple more starts with his performance, as Josh Collmenter was demoted to the bullpen.

17. Los Angeles Angels (32-31) It was a strong week for the Angels, who bounced back from a five-game losing streak to take series against the Rays and Athletics. After imploding against the Yankees last weekend, Garrett Richards responded well this week against the Rays, getting back on track with seven strong innings, surrendering only two runs to go with seven strikeouts. This week looks even better when you see that the loss against the Athletics came against Sonny Gray, who is pitching as well as anyone this season. Albert Pujols also continues to climb MLB All-Time lists as he has regained a power stroke that the Angels haven’t seen in his time with the club.

16. Baltimore Orioles (31-31) The Orioles are one of the hotter teams in baseball, going 8-2 in their last 10 games. They have gotten strong production from their shaky pitching staff, and the offense continued to produce. They came within one game of sweeping both series the past week against the Red Sox and Yankees, but will take two series wins against division opponents any time. They were finally able to get to Michael Pineda in the opener of the series against the Yankees, as Pineda had mowed them down to the tune of 25 strikeouts in 13 ⅓ innings pitched.