the AL East.
Now a day later the Yankees sit in second place in the division for the first time in three weeks. And they have the Mets to thank for it.
As a Yankees fan, the game was agonizing to watch because the Mets are the far inferior ball club, but it was clear that they were playing for something way bigger then the Yankees.
The last shred of respect from the Mets diminished and discouraged fan base.
Mets fans have been tested and pushed to the limits for a long time now.
Yankee fans would be having literal heart attacks, leading to the creation of pinstriped hospital gowns.
Yes, the Mets stink.
Yes, the Mets have only won 19 games.
Yes, the Mets have a run differential of -41, a team batting average of .228, and a total of 369 hits, the worst in baseball.
And yes, those same Mets did just bump the Yankees to second place behind the Red Sox, who come to the Bronx this Friday.
The Mets might not be able to contend for much this season, per some kind of a miracle run, but they certainly can make the Yankees life a little harder.
Or God forbid be accountable for bringing this makeshift Yankees back down to earth.