When the Subway series last came to the Bronx in August. 22, the New York Mets And new York Yankees were the division leaders and had a combined 61 games over .500, resulting in talk about the possibility of the intracity rivals meeting in the World Series.
This year, the approach is totally different.
host Yankees are six games over .500 and are expected to remain in the American League wild-card race mets Try to get closer to the break-even point when the teams meet for the two-match series opener on Tuesday night
The teams split a pair of one-run games on June 13–14. That time, Yankees He was without Aaron Judge for over a week due to a torn ligament in his right toe, and mets Just started a rapid descent below .500
Yankees are 14–17 as Nick Ramirez allowed a game-winning double to Brandon Nimmo in the 10th inning on June 14. He dropped nine of 11 before completing a three-game weekend sweep of the Kansas City Royals with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.
Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer since May 20 and after slumping for most of the previous two months, went 4-for-4, including an RBI double and a pair of singles.
Giancarlo Stanton said, “Lots of great batsmen. Lots of tough dismissals.” Yankees 18 runs scored and finished with 24 hits in the series. “That’s what games like this are made of. Just keep going.”
Yankees Will look to continue this against a team that will likely be a seller at next week’s trade deadline. Despite having the highest payroll in baseball history, mets Guaranteed to be under .500 in August. 1 trade expired
Since Nimmo’s game-ending hit, mets are also 14-17. mets Went 7-19 in June and is 4-7 since starting the month with a six-game win streak
mets Boston lost the final two games and ended the three-game series with a 6–1 loss on Sunday night.
“It’s huge. It’s huge for New York, and we want to win,” mets Outfielder Mark Kanha said Yankees series. “You always want to win that series. You always feel like the next series could be the one where we can turn it around and that’s how we keep going.
After mets‘ Allowing 15 hits in pitching Sunday, Justin Verlander (4-5, 3.47 ERA) will make his second “Subway Series” start. Verlander earned a no-decision on June 14 when he allowed one run on three hits and threw 107 pitches over six innings.
Verlander has given up three or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts and is coming off one of his best performances of the year. In a 5–1 home win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, Verlander allowed one run on three hits and completed eight innings for the second time.
Verlander is 9-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 24 career starts against Yankees
Domingo German (5-6, 4.52), who is 0-1 with a 4.41 ERA in three starts since his best game June 28 at Oakland, will start for Yankees
The German last appeared a week ago in a 5-1 loss to the host Los Angeles Angels, when he allowed five runs in six innings.
German is 2-1 with a 3.71 ERA in career starts against the Germans. mets
–Field Level Media