MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Continue To Fall

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Jun 21, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Alex Torres (54) shown on the field against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Mets 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

18. Arizona Diamondbacks (34-35) The Diamondbacks didn’t build off of their sweep of the Giants last week as much as they had hoped to, but they were able to at least put together a winning week to move a game closer to .500. We got to see the good and bad of Robbie Ray this week as well, as he stifled the Angels in his first start but was torpedoed by the Padres in his next. The Diamondbacks need to start getting better production from their pitching staff, as the trio of Paul Goldschmidt, Yosmany Tomas and A.J. Pollack provide plenty of offense. One word of advice, maybe not use Addison Reed unless left with no other options as his ineffectiveness has hurt them this season, pitching to a 5.92 ERA and 1.73 WHIP.

17. New York Mets (36-35) The Mets may have reached the tip of the proverbial cliff their fans always wait for them to fall off of. If they haven’t, they are dangerously close as the Mets look like they are ready to fall off that cliff. This was a rough week, as the Mets are riding the longest losing streak in baseball currently at five games. Their road woes continued as they lost the second half of the home-and-home to the Blue Jays and then were swept by the Braves. How long can Terry Collins stick with the infield alignment he is using, as Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada continue butchering plays in the field, resulting in losses.Something needs to be done soon or this team may fall off the cliff and not be able to climb back up.

16. Atlanta Braves (35-35) The Braves split their interleague series with the Red Sox before getting some retribution on the Mets and sweeping them out of Turner Field. Somehow this team is still .500, and it may be getting to the point we are asking who may the Braves get to help make a playoff push? They acquired Bronson Arroyo from the Diamondbacks this past week as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but if they are to truly make a run at a postseason spot you can be sure there will be more moves. Just don’t expect them to sell off their veterans as easily as it would have been in March and April.

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