June 18, 2010

Mets-Yankees Subway Series preview

This weekend is the final Subway Series of the season and it’s the Yankees’ turn to host. There won’t be a Sunday night game like last time around, but there will be the same exact pitching matchups.

The Mets are on a roll heading into the series, winning their last seven games (six on the road). This won’t really be a road series for the Mets, but they had been awful as the visiting team prior to this recent streak.

Can I just take a second to say, WOAH! This is the Mets we are talking about here. I thought this team had no chance to compete in 2010 and now they are a half game out of first place and already ahead of the Phillies! Even Mets fans didn’t think they had a chance this year.

The Yankees just lost a series to to the Phillies but still share a lead for first place in the division and have won seven of their last 10 games. Last time, both teams weren’t playing well heading into the series. This time it’s the opposite.

Head to Head:
In the first series of the year, the Yankees took the first game, 2-1, but lost the next two 5-3 and 6-4. They’ll be looking for revenge as they try and defend their home turf.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Mets starters Yankees starters
Fri., 7:05 p.m. H. Takahashi (5-2, 3.48) J. Vazquez (6-5, 5.43)
Sat., 1:05 p.m. Mike Pelfrey (9-1, 2.39) Phil Hughes (9-1, 3.11)
Sun., 1:05 p.m. Johan Santana (5-3, 3.13) CC Sabathia (7-3, 4.00)

Players to Watch:
Yankees: Robinson Cano
. This season is just getting silly for Cano. He’s one of the most exciting players to watch in baseball. He can’t stop collecting hits! 

Mets: Jose Reyes. He wasn’t much of a factor in the first series, but now he’s hot. He’s hitting .345/.395/.527 in the last 30 days and is running on catchers left and right (that will include Jorge Posada and Francisco Cervelli after the weekend’s end).

I’ll say the Yankees even the season-series by winning on both days beginning with the letter S.

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