New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 5: Randy Arozarena #56 of the Tampa Bay Rays follows through on a home run swing in front of Jose Trevino #39 of the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game at Tropicana Field on May 5, 2023 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Who is in bigger trouble as we turn into the month of May? The Mets or the Yankees?

Through Friday’s action on Cinco De Mayo, things are not looking very good for either team. Injuries, inconsistent play, bad hitting, and poor pitching have cost both teams dearly so far this season.

The Yankees are in a major hole in the AL East.

New York lost the first of seven games over the next 11 days to the Tampa Bay Rays by the score of 5-4 on Friday night. The Yankees are now 17-16, and trail the Rays (27-6) by 10 games in the AL East. Oh, and the Yanks are in last place.

Jhony Brito lasted only four innings, allowing a pair of solo homers and four runs as his ERA ballooned to 6.05.

Meanwhile the Mets inked out a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies thanks in major part to a terrific start by Kodai Senga, and a solo shot by Brandon Nimmo. The Mets had lost nine of their last 11 prior to tonight’s game.

Still, the Mets are five games behind surging Atlanta in the NL East, and are desperate for pitching help.

Let’s dig deeper into the New York slumps.

  • Randy Arozarena Homers Again

    Ever since the ALDS in 2020, Randy Arozarena has owned the Yankees. He owns five career homers against the Yankees in his career in the regular season. He homered again in the first inning on Friday night.

  • Yankees Retaliate Against Arozarena

    After hitting his homer, Arozarena stopped to pose at third base before heading home. The Yankees took offense and hit the Rays slugger twice. Warnings were issued.

  • Not All Bad for Yankees

    After spending time in Somerset last week, Harrison Bader returned to go deep for the Yankees.

  • Errors Again Cost the Yankees

    The Yankees issues in the outfield persisted, and cost them the game on Friday.

  • Brandon Nimmo is Mets Best Player

    It would not be hyperbole  to say Brandon Nimmo has been the Mets best player this year. He homers and makes a great catch in the same game.

  • Pressure on Eppler

    Billy Eppler spoke to reporters about the struggles of the Mets, reiterating he believes in the team. The Mets were 16-16 entering Friday’s action.

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