Yankees and Mets clash in annual Subway Series

Michael+Pineda+New+York+Yankees+v+Tampa+Bay+zqYui8mFVFnlIn the past, either the Yankees or the Mets had the big advantage going into the first round of the Subway Series. However, this year it’s a little different: The Mets are coming off an 11-game win streak and the Yankees just finished taking six out of their last seven against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers. Both teams are hot at the moment and both teams are riding momentum. but tonight’s game will be a test of who can keep the momentum going.

“They’re sizzling hot,” Alex Rodriguez said following last night’s 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. “I don’t know if we’re playing that well. … It’s going to be awesome. The stadium should be rocking. Our fans are ready and their fans are ready, too. It’s fun for the players and even more fun for the fans.”

The battle for New York will be an interesting one: The Yankees are sending Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi in this series and the Yankees will square off against the Mets ace and the media-proclaimed “Dark Knight”, Matt Harvey. Harvey is battling an ankle injury, but he wanted to make his start against the Yankees tomorrow, especially since he was a big Yankees fan growing up. The Yankees task of beating Harvey this weekend looms large, but Joe Girardi is confident the Yankees can get the ball rolling and continue riding their hot streak, especially after they played abysmal baseball to begin the season.

“Did we play bad? Yeah. I mean, we played very poorly, and I said that I think this team is much better than what we played.” Girardi said. “And (the team) came out on this road trip and showed that we can play baseball, and we can win different types of games. We won one-run games. We had a couple of big offensive explosions on certain days. So we won a lot of different types of games. But we weren’t too good the first week.”

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7 Responses to Yankees and Mets clash in annual Subway Series

  1. guest says:

    I hate the subway series…so boring. Honestly the baseball schedule sucks! They could do a much better job and make things a lot more interesting for the fans and fairer for the teams.

  2. This is probably the first Subway Series that has gotten me excited in YEARS! I can't remember the last time I gave a shit about this series. It makes a huge difference when both teams are competitive.

  3. Robert Rufa says:

    I personally think interleague games are stupid. Save it for the world series and the all-star game. I also think rules should be uniform. Either do away with the DH or have it in both leagues.

    Meanwhile, NY had a hard time with the Mets last year, when they sucked. Maybe they'll surprise us this year.

  4. hotdog says:

    big game tomorrow against their ace…this is going to be a long season of ups and downs…our bullpen is coming along…starting pitching is holding up and healthy…offense has been strong at the long ball and producing runs…my concern are the 3 or 4 hitters in the lineup every night who might just hover around .200-.225 all year long…no one said it was going to be easy…

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