For the second night in a row, the Mets will have a starting pitcher making his major-league debut, when Jacob deGrom faces the Yankees in the Subway Series finale tonight at 7:10 PM. DeGrom was 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Yankees will be countering with 24-year-old Chase Whitley who will be making his MLB debut as well.
Tonight will mark the seventh time in Mets franchise history that pitchers (starters or relievers) have made their Major League debuts in back-to-back games. Most notably, it was done by Tom Seaver on April 13, 1967, and Jerry Koosman in relief on April 14.
Derek Jeter will play his final regular season Subway Series game tonight. Jeter has played in 87 career regular games vs. the Mets and five more World Series games. He has hit .368 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI vs. the Mets in the regular season. The Mets will commemorate him at 5:05 p.m. in the Press Conference Room.
Curtis Granderson has five RBI in this series and 12 RBI in his last 11 starts. Granderson is hitting .319 (15-47) with a .396 on-base percentage and 12 RBI this month.
Sandy Alderson announced that Travis D’Arnaud will be placed on the 7-day disabled list and that Juan Centeno has been activated.
- Eric Young, Jr. – LF
- Daniel Murphy – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Curtis Granderson - RF
- Chris Young – CF
- Lucas Duda – 1B
- Ruben Tejada – SS
- Juan Centeno - C
- Jacob deGrom – RHP
We’ll be back with the starting lineup shortly…
The Mets look to take the Subways Series tonight as they finish of the four game set with the last game of the Queens leg. Yesterday Tanaka was on point and it was one of those days you need to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher. The Mets made some mistakes but Tanaka rained on Montero’s debut parade. Today is one of those rare days were both starting pitching are making their major league debut.
For the Mets, Jacob deGrom makes the start for an ailing Gee on the DL. deGrom was 4-0 over 7 starts this year with a 2.58 ERA over 38.1 innings with 29 strikeouts. His career numbers are 21-11 over 58 starts and a 3.62 ERA. Jacob was born in 1988 and drafted in the ninth round of the 2010 draft.
Chase Whitley was selected in the 15th round of the same draft. He is 3-2 on the season with a 2.39 ERA over 7 games and 6 starts over 26.1 innings with 32 strikeouts. In the minors he is 22-16 over 151 games, 14 starts with a 2.64 ERA.
Lets Go Mets!