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Recapping how the Mets split the Subway Series

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The New York Mets and New York Yankees respectively split their four game series that saw them play two games each at each others home ballparks.  Continue reading

Lineups: Mets vs. Yankees 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (55-52):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) LF
2. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
3. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Michael Conforto (L) DH
7. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
8. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
9. Matt Reynolds (R) SS

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (9-6, 3.58 ERA)

New York Yankees (54-53):

1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Gary Sanchez (R) DH
8. Rob Refsnyder (R) 1B
9. Aaron Hicks (S) RF

SP: Nathan Eovaldi RHP (9-7, 4.78 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Yankees 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (55-51):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Neil Walker (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
9. Rene Rivera (R) C

SP: Steven Matz LHP (8-7, 3.35 ERA)

New York Yankees (53-53):

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Rob Refsnyder (R) RF
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Chase Headley (S) 3B
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Austin Romine (R) C
8. Gary Sanchez (R) DH
9. Aaron Hicks (S) LF

SP: Chad Green RHP (1-2, 4.56 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.

Game Notes:

METS-YANKEES NOTES: The Mets are 1-1 vs. the Yankees this year…The Mets are 9-7 vs. the Yankees since 2013…The Subway Series moves to the Bronx tonight…The Mets went 1-2 in the Bronx last year and have gone 5-2 in the Bronx since 2013…The Mets are 8-11 all-time at the new Yankee Stadium and 21-31 all- time in the Bronx.

INTERLEAGUE: New York is 7-5 vs. the American League this year (1-1 vs. Yankees, 3-1 vs. Kansas City, 2-1 vs. Cleveland and 1-2 vs. the White Sox)…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 173-161 (.518)…The .518 winning percentage in Interleague play is the best all-time among NL clubs.

YO AT YANKEE STADIUM: Cespedes is batting .295 (18-61) with three doubles, one triple, four homers and nine RBI in 15 games at Yankee Stadium…Tonight will be his first game at Yankee Stadium as a member of the Mets.

HOT HITTERS: Since July 1, Alejandro De Aza is batting .342 (13-38) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, seven runs scored and a .479 OBP…Neil Walker is batting ..464 (13-28) with two doubles, one homer, six RBI and a .483 OBP over his last seven games…Michael Conforto has gone 3-6 (.500) with three doubles, two RBI and a run scored in the first two Subway Series games.

BRUUUUUUCE: Jay Bruce Has hit 233 home runs since making his major league debut on May 27, 2008…According to Elias, that’s the most home runs by any National League player since that date… The only others with at least 200 home runs in the NL since May 27, 2008 are: Ryan Howard (228), Ryan Braun (223), Matt Kemp (208) and Giancarlo Stanton (203)…Bruce was the first player to be traded during a season while leading his league in RBI.

MATZ VS. YANKEES: Matz has made one career start against the Yankees…Earned the win in the Mets’ 5-1 victory against the Yankees on September 18, 2015…Tossed 6 innings and allowed one run, earned, on seven hits and struck out four and walked one…He became the youngest Mets pitcher to earn a win against the Yankees (24 years, 112 days).

METS VS. GREEN: The Mets have never faced the 25-year old rookie.

 

Lineups: Yankees vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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New York Yankees (53-52):

1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Aaron Hicks (S) RF
9. Masahiro Tanaka (R) P

SP: Masahiro Tanaka RHP (7-3, 3.16 ERA)

New York Mets (54-51):

1. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
2. Neil Walker (S) 2B
3. Jay Bruce (L) RF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
8. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (6-5, 2.56 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on WPIX.

 

Lineups & Game Notes: Yankees vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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New York Yankees (52-52):

1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Rob Refsnyder (R) RF
9. CC Sabathia (L) P

SP: C.C. Sabathia LHP (6-8, 3.95 ERA)

New York Mets (54-50):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Justin Ruggiano (R) CF
3. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
5. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
6. James Loney (L) 1B
7. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
9. Logan Verrett (R) P

SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-6, 4.12 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.

Game Notes:

METS-YANKEES NOTES: The Mets will play the Yankees four times (twice at Citi Field & twice at Yankee Stadium) starting tonight in Queens…The Mets went 2-4 vs. the Yankees last year, including going 1-2 at Citi Field…The Mets are 7-12 all-time vs. the Yankees at Citi Field and 23-29 all-time vs. the Bombers in Queens…The Mets are 8-6 vs. the Yankees since 2013… Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, Tyler Clippard, and Kelly Johnson have played for both the Mets and Yankees.

MOVIN’ ON UP: Jeurys Familia’s save yesterday moved him into a fifth place tie on the club’s all-time save list with Tug McGraw with 86 saves…Familia also is already sixth on the team’s single- season save list with 37…John Franco (1998) is fifth on the list with 38 saves…Familia (2015) and Armando Benitez (2001) hold the franchise record with 43 saves.

INTERLEAGUE: New York is 6-4 vs. the American League this year (3-1 vs. Kansas City, 2-1 vs. Cleveland and 1-2 vs. the White Sox)…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 172-160 (.518)…The .518 winning percentage in Interleague play is the best all-time among NL clubs.

HOLDING RECORDS: Addison Reed has tossed a career-high 16.1 scoreless innings, while allowing six hits and striking out 25, since June 25…It is the fifth-longest current streak in the majors…Reed went 15.1 scoreless frames from May 4-June 8 earlier this year…He is second in the majors and has tied the single-season franchise record for holds with 26 with Aaron Heilman (2006).

VERRETT VS. YANKEES: Logan Verrett has never faced the Yankees…in his three home starts this season, he is 0-1 with a 3.66 ERA and has struck out 16 and walked 10.

METS VS. SABATHIA: In seven career starts against the Mets C.C. Sabathia holds a 4-2 record with a 3.22 ERA and has struck out 35 and walked 10 in 44.2 innings pitched… At Citi Field he holds a career 2-1 record in 4 starts with a 3.04 ERA in 23.2 innings pitched…Notable numbers against Sabathia are provided below…

  • Wilmer Flores: .500 (1-2), 1 RBI
  • Kelly Johnson: .333 (5-15), 5 K
  • James Loney: .217 (5-23), 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .143 (2-14), 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • Justin Ruggiano: .125 (1-8), 1 BB, 3 K
    Alejandro De Aza: .100 (1-10), 3 K
  • Rene Rivera: .000 (0-3), 1 K
  • Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-2), 1 BB, 1 K

Things to know: Yankees vs. Mets

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The Mets and Yankees kick off their four-game series tonight, and I have provided a preview of the upcoming series below. Continue reading

Former Mets News & Notes

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  • Former Mets pitcher Matt Bowman is now slated to make the St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day roster due to reliever Jordan Walden battling a shoulder issue. Bowman was selected by the Cardinals in this past December’s Rule 5 Draft, and had been highly questionable to make the Opening Day roster until Walden’s latest shoulder setback. Bowman is required to be on the Cardinals 25-man roster for the entire 2016 season or be returned to the Mets, unless a trade is able to be worked out. Bowman can’t be put on the disabled list until he has been an active roster member for 90 days. The 25-year old right-hander holds a 7.88 ERA in 8 innings pitched this spring, and is ranked as the Cardinals 21st best prospect by MLB.com.
  • Former Mets closer Bobby Parnell who had been released by the Tigers earlier in the week, has agreed to a minor league deal to stay with the Tigers. Parnell will report to Triple-A Toledo with the hope of receiving a call-up later this season. Parnell had an 8.68 ERA this spring in 9.1 innings pitched, but has been clocked as high as 96 mph in Grapefruit League action. The Tigers believe if Parnell can get better command of his pitches he could pitch for them at the big league level this season.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi had stated on air during today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, that former Mets right-handed pitching prospect Luis Cessa has made the team out of Spring Training. Cessa was originally included with right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer to the Detroit Tigers, in the Yoenis Cespedes trade at last year’s Trade Deadline. Cessa was then traded by the Tigers this offseason to the Yankees for left-handed reliever Justin Wilson. Cessa will pitch out of the bullpen for the Yankees, and has a 2.70 in 10 innings pitched.

Final: Yankees 6 – Mets 3

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The New York Mets fell to the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field tonight by the final score of 6-3. For a full box score recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Steven Matz struggled tonight pitching 4 innings and allowing 5 runs on 7 hits. He also had 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. He currently has a Grapefruit League ERA of 8.31
  • Yoenis Cespedes had a great day offensively going 3-4 with an RBI double. He is hitting .419 this spring.
  • Curtis Granderson was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 1 run scored.
  • Alejandro De Aza was 2-4 with a run scored. He is also hitting .419 this spring.
  • Johnny Monell who is vying for a roster spot was 2-3 with 1 run scored.
  • Hansel Robles pitched a scoreless frame, allowing 1 hit while striking out 3.

This was the uneven start that Steven Matz was not looking for after his comments, following his last appearance against the Miami Marlins. Matz who was visibly upset after his last appearance, stated he is looking for results at this point in Spring Training, and he possibly could’ve been pressing in that tough five-run, second inning. Matz seemed to settle down as he retired the final seven hitters he faced before departing after the 4th inning. This serves as a reminder to not only Steven but us Mets fans that he is still a rookie in this league and he is going to have some bumps along the way. It is important for Steven to not get too high and not too low on any particular start this season, as he will take his bumps and bruises along the way just like any other rookie pitcher will. At this point in Spring Training, Steven should want to continue his growth process at the Major League level and understand what is working and what isn’t.  The results he is looking for will come hopefully sooner than later, so it is important for Steven to stay positive as he has proven he can pitch at the Big League level already. Yoenis Cespedes is having himself a great spring and I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the Mets over the course of a full season. Cespedes raised his Grapefruit League average to .417 and hit a long RBI double off of Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman this evening. 

  • The Mets head to Dunedin, Florida for a 1:07 pm et contest against the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow afternoon. The game will not be televised but can be heard on WOR 710 AM.
  • Bartolo Colon will take the hill for the Mets opposing Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez. LHP Sean Gilmartin is also scheduled to pitch for the Mets tomorrow afternoon.

 

Final: Yankees 4 – Mets 4 (10 innings)

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The Yankees and Mets played to a 4-4 tie in 10 innings this afternoon. For a full box score recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • In Jacob deGrom’s first start of the spring he went 3 innings, while allowing 5 hits on 1 ER and 2 K’s.
  • Curtis Granderson made his spring debut as well, and had a nice day at the plate going 2-3 with a run scored.
  • Yoenis Cespedes started his first game in CF, and had a 2-3 day at the plate with an RBI.
  • Kevin Plawecki was 2-4 with a run scored.
  • Addison Reed and Jim Henderson each pitched a perfect frame.
  • Antonio Bastardo blew the save in the 9th allowing, two home runs to two Yankees Minor Leaguers.
  • Former Mets prospect Cesar Puello who is now with the Yankees, went 0-3 with a strikeout.

 

deGrom struggled with his control for the most part this afternoon, as he threw 46 pitches in 3 innings and his velocity hovered between 91-93 mph. But for his first start of the spring, health means more than results at this point, and I would put my money on deGrom having his best stuff come Opening Night. The return of Jim Henderson continues as he had another clean inning of work and is making his case to make the 25-man roster out of spring. You can’t help but root for Henderson as besides for his latest rash of injuries, has a very good track record from his time with Milwaukee. The 9th inning ought to leave a bad taste in Bastardo’s mouth after allowing two home runs to a pair of minor leaguers to tie the game. Hopefully Bastardo can right the ship and move on quickly after this one, as he is expected to be a major piece to the Mets bullpen this season. 

  • The Mets will stay at Tradition Field for tomorrow’s afternoon tilt against the St. Louis Cardinals. Noah Syndergaard will make his spring debut for the Mets, and face Cardinals southpaw Jaime Garcia.  First pitch is at 1:10 pm et and can be seen on SNY or MLB.tv.

 

Mets vs. Yankees lineups 1:10 pm et

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Yankees:

1. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
2. Aaron Hicks (S) LF
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Dustin Ackley (L) 2B
5. Gary Sanchez (R) C
6. Chris Parmelee (L) DH
7. Deibinson Romero (R) 1B
8. Cesar Puello (R) RF
9. Dustin Fowler (L) CF

SP: Ivan Nova RHP

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
7. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) DH
9. Luis Rivera (R) 3B

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP

Today’s game can be seen on SNY, MLB Network, and MLB.tv. The game can also be heard on WOR 710 AM.