Subway Series Game Thread: Mets at Yankees, 7:00 PM

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The New York Mets head to the Bronx for the start of this season’s Subway Series against the New York Yankees beginning tonight at 7:10 PM at Yankee Stadium.

Bartolo Colon (2-5, 5.36 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets and he will oppose right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (2-3, 4.43) for the Yankees.

When these two teams last met in 2013, the Mets swept the four games from the Yankees in what was their high point of the season. The Mets outscored the Yankees 16-7 during the series and it was first time in team history that the Mets swept a season series of four-or-more games from any opponent.

Wilmer Flores and Gonzalez Germen are both still sick and Germen may require a trip to the hospital. However, Flores will be available to pinch-hit tonight according to Terry Collins. The Mets have been stricken by a nasty bug that has affected some of the players and caused Lucas Duda to miss a game over the weekend.

Juan Lagares will ride the bench tonight because Collins says it is important to start giving Bobby Abreu more playing time and Eric Young has earned his way back into extended playing time. Abreu will DH tonight while EY starts in left and Chris Young shifts to center field.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Bobby Abreu – DH
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Chris Young – CF
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Ruben Tejada – SS

Game Preview 

It’s Subway Series time! The Mets and Yankees play their first of four games tonight as they continue for a second year the new split series format that has two games in one borough directly followed by two games in the other. Yesterday the Mets finally snapped their losing streak with an extra inning win against the Phillies, and they will look to build on that momentum today. In the win, they scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie, the first time in 71 innings they scored three runs or more. Tonight, Colon will take the hill against Kuroda.

Colon is looking to get on the right path after some recent struggles. On the season he is 2-5 with a 5.36 ERA over 7 games and 43.2 innings. His last start was good, 3 earned over 7 in Miami, but the one before that was awful allowing 7 in 4.2 in Denver. Last year he was 1-1 over two starts and 11.1 innings against the Yankees with a 2.38 ERA. The Yankees have the following numbers against him:

  • Suzuki 31-95, 3 1B, 3B, 3 HR
  • Jeter 18-46, 2B, 3B, 2 HR
  • Beltran 13-44, 3 2B, 4 HR
  • Teixeira 12-42, 3 3B, 3 HR
  • Soriano 8-399, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Roberts 6-24, 2B

Kuroda is 2-3 on the season over 7 games with a 4.43 ERA and 42.2 innings. He is coming off one of his best starts of the year where he allowed 3 runs, 1 earned over 7.2 innings. He made one start against the Mets last year and he was fantastic shutting the Mets out over 7 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers Kuroda:

  • C Young 6-28, 2B
  • Wright 7-20
  • Murphy 3-14, 2 2B
  • E Young 3-12, 2B, 3B
  • Abreu 2-9
  • Duda 3-8, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!