Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ New York Mets 8/16

The New York Yankees and the New York Mets are taking the subway, well probably not but this is the Subway Series so go with it, across town to Queens to continue the Subway Series inside Citi Field, home of the Metropolitans. In the third game of the series and the first inside Citi Field the Yankees will send Jaime Garcia to the mound to make his third start for the Bombers, all three coming on the road FYI, while the Mets will counter with Seth Lugo  Robert Gsellman. Will the pitching hold up tonight or will it continue to be Home Run Derby for these two clubs? Stay tuned to find out.

Garcia was much better in his second start with the Yankees than he was in the first start despite taking a no decision. Garcia allowed three runs in 5.2 innings in his last start narrowly missing a quality start. Garcia hasn’t had much luck against the Mets this season losing to them twice, although his last start against them was with the Atlanta Braves where the lefty gave up just two runs in seven innings in a loss.

Lugo has not been sharp in his last four starts and will face a tough task ahead of him tonight against the potentially explosive New York Yankees offense. In Lugo’s last four starts he has a 6.55 ERA and .329 batting average against which is not what you want if you’re a fan of the New York Mets. Lugo was added to the disabled list and Robert Gsellman will make the start in his place.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Citi Field in Flushing, New York and can be seen on the YES Network, ESPN and MLB TV. You can also follow along in your cars and on the radio by tuning into WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Go Yankees and to hell with the Mets!!!

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