It is time for this week's edition of the MLB Power Rankings, where we rank the top 10 players from the past week between the New York Yankees and New York Mets. R.A. Dickey of the Mets takes top honors this week after a pair of outstanding performances.
Here is your top 10.
1. R.A. Dickey, Mets - The knuckleballer put himself right back into the CY Young Award discussion with a fantastic week. He tossed 14 innings and only surrendered two runs, while striking out eight and picking up win No. 16. He should have come away with two wins, but the Mets anemic offense couldn't solve the lowly Colorado Rockies pitching.-- Ryan Jones
2. Nick Swisher, Yankees -- The fun-loving Swisher had a great week, hitting .429 (9-for-21) with a home run and four RBI. Swisher is one of those guys you love to have on your team, but really can't stand if he is an opposing player.
3. Derek Jeter, Yankees -- By now, it is hard to be surprised at what the Yankee captain is accomplishing this season. He hit .357 (10-for-28), with three home runs, four RBI and seven runs scored. He also shrugged off suggestions from Skip Bayless that we should wonder if the 38-year-old's resurgent season (.323, 13 homers) is being helped by performance-enhancing drugs.
4. Ike Davis, Mets - It's bad enough to be one of the worst teams in baseball, but to lose a second series to the undisputed worst squad would have been a gut punch this Mets team likely couldn't handle. So with his team on the brink against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Davis launched his second career walkoff homer (and second long ball of the day) to finally give the Mets something to celebrate. His twirling jump as he landed on home plate nearly propelled him to the top spot. -- Ryan Jones
5. CC Sabathia, Yankees -- The big left-hander came off the disabled list on Friday and delivered a huge performance when the Yankees desperately needed one. With their lead in the American League East down to 2.5 games after having been as big as 10 Sabathia pitched 7.1 innings of four-hit, one-run ball in a much-needed victory over the Cleveland Indians. He came up big when the Yankees needed him most.
6. Jeremy Hefner, Mets - The only reason Davis' moon shots against the Astros were enough for the Mets on Sunday was because of a brilliant outing from rookie Jeremy Hefner. The righty pitched into the ninth inning and only surrendered one run on five hits while striking out seven. Not too shabby for a kid making just his third start of the month and first after a week of rest. -- Ryan Jones
7. David Robertson, Yankees -- The Yankee setup man is back to the dominant form he showed last season when he made the All-Star team. Robertson pitched three times over the past week, surrendering just two hits and no earned runs in three innings. He has not been scored upon in seven straight outings, and only once in his last 11 appearances.
8. Kelly Shoppach, Mets - The other star of the Mets win over the Astros on Sunday afternoon was their new catcher, Shoppach. After Hefner was lifted in the ninth, the Astros were kept from picking up a second run thanks to Shoppach blocking the plate on a play at home. After seeing seeing Josh Thole so afraid of contact all year, it was refreshing to see the Citi Field plate is capable of being blocked by a Mets catcher. -- Ryan Jones
9. Collin McHugh, Mets - It's harder to have a much better major league debut than McHugh. The 25-year-old was fantastic Thursday night in shutting down the Rockies. McHugh gave up just two hits over seven scoreless innings to go along with nine strikeouts. His reward for that performance? A ticket back to Triple-A Buffalo! Mets fans should expect to see McHugh back with the big club once the roster expands in September. -- Ryan Jones
10. Phil Hughes, Yankees -- Lost his only start of the week to the Chicago White Sox despite pitching one of his best games of the season. Over seven innings, Hughes allowed just five hits and two runs in a 2-1 loss. The righty is an enigman, sometimes outstanding and sometimes awful during a season in which he has gone 12-11 with a 4.15 ERA.