The Mets stayed red-hot last week, winning five of their six games. Although they saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday, they quickly rebounded with a walkoff win Sunday and hold a National League-best 12-2 record. Not surprisingly, the team has seen strong contributions from all over the roster. Asdrubal Cabrera has been an early standout at the plate, with Todd Frazier's power and presence uplifting the clubhouse. Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard delivered dominant starting pitching performances last week. The bullpen -- especially Robert Gsellman and Jeurys Familia -- and defense have been solid.
Although Mets fans couldn't have asked for a better start to the season, last week was marred by injuries to both of the team's catchers. On Wednesday, Travis d'Arnaud was placed on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right UCL. He will have Tommy John surgery and is almost certainly done for the season. That same night, Kevin Plawecki suffered a fractured left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Miami. Plawecki is expected to be out for about three weeks. In the meantime, the Mets have called up Jose Lobaton and Tomas Nido, but they have reportedly spoken to the Marlins about acquiring J.T. Realmuto. However, given the relative brevity of Plawecki's stay on the disabled list, it seems more likely that New York will ride Lobaton and Nido than go with an external option at catcher.
The Yankees dropped two of three to the Red Sox before beating the Tigers on Friday. The final two games of the series in Detroit were postponed due to weather, as MLB saw no fewer than six postponements on Sunday across five Midwestern cities. Aaron Judge is riding an 11-game hitting streak and a slow-starting Gary Sanchez homered twice on Wednesday, but inconsistent starting pitching and persistent bullpen struggles have the Bombers at 7-7 on the season. In the second game of the series in Boston, Tyler Austin charged the mound after being hit by a pitch and incited a brawl that served as the latest episode in the heated Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. Austin was suspended five games for his role in the fight. Aaron Hicks hit an inside-the-park home run on Friday in his second game back from the disabled list.
The Jets and Giants continue to prepare for the NFL Draft, which will take place later this month. Both teams are expected to take quarterbacks with their first-round picks. Ralph Vacchiano's latest mock has the Giants picking Sam Darnold and the Jets Baker Mayfield at No. 2 and No. 3 overall, respectively. Josh Rosen visited both teams last week, while top-rated running back Saquon Barkley was spotted in a Giants hoodie. In non-Draft news, the Jets added a receiver and a linebacker on Monday, Landon Collins is expected to undergo another surgery on his forearm and (perhaps the most remarkable development of all) Odell Beckham Jr. reported on time to the Giants' offseason program.
The NBA regular season is over, and the Knicks and Nets both finished in the bottom third of the Eastern Conference standings. Following the Knicks' final game, a 110-98 win over the Cavaliers, Jeff Hornacek was fired as the team's head coach. New York has already received calls from suitors for the job and has set up interviews. SNY's Jake Brown takes a look at the early candidates to succeed Hornacek. On the other side of the East River, Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 41 points in Monday's 114-105 win over the Bulls, but the Nets ended their season with an embarrassing loss to a Celtics team that was resting its stars for the playoffs. D'Angelo Russell characterized his first season in Brooklyn as "wavy."
After firing Alain Vigneault, the Rangers added assistant coaches Scott Arniel and Darryl Williams to the chopping block. Jeff Gorton refused to give a timeline for the team to sign a new head coach. After revealing that he had been playing most of the season with an injured knee, Henrik Lundqvist will undergo platelet-rich plasma treatment for three weeks before beginning his normal offseason program. Following an 80-point season in which the Islanders missed the playoffs yet again, general manager Garth Snow somehow believes his team is in a position to "compete for a Stanley Cup." John Tavares reiterated his desire to stay with the Isles. Finally, the New York area's one playoff team, the Devils, is in a 2-0 hole in the first round after losing to the Lightning on Thursday and Saturday.
NYCFC remains undefeated after routing Real Salt Lake at home on Wednesday and drawing with Atlanta on Sunday. The Red Bulls tied Guadalajara before returning to MLS action with a 2-1 victory over Montreal on Saturday.
UConn seniors Gabby Williams, Azura Stevens and Kia Nurse were all selected in the top 10 in Thursday's WNBA Draft.