It’s that time of the summer when crosstown rivals New York Mets and New York Yankees will square off against one another. They will play two games at Yankee Stadium Monday and Tuesday, and then they will play two games at Citi Field on Wednesday and Thursday.
What’s at stake when these two teams square off? Well the Mets took three out of four from the Philadelphia Phillies this past weekend and the Yankees lost two out of three to the Boston Red Sox. The Mets record is 53-62 and are looking to spoil the Yankees playoffs chances. The Yankees record is currently 61-55.
Michael Conforto might be the hottest player in New York right now. Amed Rosario is also one of the hottest prospects playing in New York right now as well. However, Aaron Judge has to wake up at some point for the Yankees as he has hit just four homeruns in the second half of the season after hitting 31 dingers before the all-star game.
The Yankees have a better manager in Joe Giradi as Terry Collins can make some bone headed decisions for the Mets sometimes. Tonight could feature a hitting display since Rafael Montero is pitching for the Mets and Luis Cessna is pitching for the Yankees.
Tomorrow’s game could feature a pitching duel between Jacob DeGrom and Sonny Gray. Wednesday’s pitchers will feature Jamie Garcia vs Seth Lugo. On Thursday, it will be Luis Severino vs Steven Matz.
The first two games will feature a designated hitter, while the other two will not. I think the 2017 Subway Series will feature a split.