The Mets and their embattled manager began the weekend as the local team embroiled in turmoil. The Yankees and their new skipper now clearly are the ones in chaos and in need of a soul-searching team meeting.
Filip Bondy, Daily News:
Funny how a wet, one-sided weekend can change everything. Willie Randolph entered the borough on Friday reeling and rationalizing. He was supposedly losing control of his clubhouse. Two games later, the Mets are one game out of first place, while things are Subway Serious for the last-place Yankees and their beleaguered manager. ...Bondy mentions the Red Sox and a non-Yankee wild card possibility in the East. On May 19!
The Mets and Randolph are done running back-page interference for Girardi and the Yanks, who are now a full six games back of Boston, with plenty of possible wild-card ambushes lurking in three divisions.
More to the point, the Yanks are doing almost nothing well. ...
W L PCT GB RS RANote: The Mets have played three fewer games than the Yankees, but have scored 25 more runs.
Boston 27 19 .587 --- 239 209
Tampa Bay 25 19 .568 1.0 201 176
Baltimore 23 20 .535 2.5 179 184
Toronto 23 23 .500 4.0 177 181
New York 20 24 .455 6.0 179 197