The New York Yankees and New York Mets are both reeling a bit following difficult weeks. The Yankees were swept in a four-game series by the Oakland Athletics. The Mets have lost nine of their last 10 games and, at 47-48, are below .500 for the first time this season.
Still, the show must go on. And so must the weekly MLB Power Rankings from SB Nation New York. If you aren't familiar, each week we name the top 10 performers between the Yankees and Mets for the previous seven-day period. So, struggling teams or not, let's get to work.
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees -- The Yankees might be reeling a little, but don't blame it on Cano. The second baseman did have his hitting streak snapped Sunday at 23 games, but he hit .360 (9-for-25) for the week with a home run and two RBI.
2. Derek Jeter, Yankees -- At 38, many are waiting for Jeter to run out of gas in the second half of the season. Instead, he has been on fire since the All-Star break. Over the past week he hit .333 (9-for-27) with a pair of RBI.
3. R.A. Dickey, Mets - The Mets ace bounced back from a rough outing against the Atlanta Braves by giving up just three earned runs while working into the eighth inning in New York's only win of the week, against the Washington Nationals. The length was much needed for a team that has no semblance of a reliable bullpen. It's that unstable pen that also forced Dickey into relief action on Saturday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he made one mistake in that outing that cost the team two runs. -- Ryan Jones
4. David Wright , Mets - The other main reason for the Mets only win of the week was an offensive outburst by Wright. The third baseman slammed two home runs Thursday against the Nationals and drove in five of New York's nine runs. For the week, Wright was 10-for-25 with two long balls and seven RBI. -- Ryan Jones
5. Mark Teixeira, Yankees -- Hit .333 with a pair of homers and five RBI for the week. Teixeira is continuing his march toward 100 or more RBIs for the ninth straight season.
6. Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees -- Pitched seven shutout innings in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last week.
7, Boone Logan, Yankees -- The lefty reliever pitched in four games covering two full innings. He did not give up a hit in any of his outings.
8. Josh Edgin, Mets - After being thrown right into the fire for a damaged bullpen, the lefty has been one of the more reliable arms for manager Terry Collins. Edgin tossed three innings this week, giving up just one run. He looked particularly nasty Sunday afternoon in two scoreless innings in which he struck out three Dodgers and allowed just two base runners. -- Ryan Jones
9. Jordany Valdespin, Mets - The heartbreaking 10-inning loss to the Nationals on Tuesday was nearly one of the best victories of the season. That's when Valdespin was called on to hit for Jason Bay with the Mets down 2-0 in the ninth inning. All he did was come up big again, this time with a three run homer to give New York a 3-2 lead that the bullpen was unable to hold. -- Ryan Jones
10. Ruben Tejada, Mets - Collins' crew couldn't put it all together this week, but Tejada was the one constant, getting a hit in five of the six games and scoring six runs. Not too bad for the 22-year-old leadoff hitter. -- Ryan Jones