Perhaps the Yankees have halted the haemorrhage, and they can partially credit the Mets for that.
The Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2 on Tuesday in front of another sold-out crowd of 49,217 to sweep the series in The Bronx and earn their third consecutive overall victory.
With the bases loaded, Wandy Peralta ended the game by getting Francisco Lindor to fly to centre field.
The Yankees maintained an eight-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East, while the Mets saw their advantage over Atlanta in the NL East decrease to two games.
Manager Aaron Boone remarked, "It's been a challenging stretch and these wins may go a long way for us to get our confidence back."
When pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin earned a walk against Clarke Schmidt, who had pitched three scoreless innings out.
the bullpen, the Mets were behind by two runs with two outs in the ninth inning.
After that, Starling Marte walked and Brandon Nimmo reached on an infield single, loading the bases and forcing Schmidt out of the contest.