Saturday, September 19, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ New York Mets 9/19

The New York Yankees and the New York Mets continue to battle for bragging rights in the great state of New York this afternoon as the two face off in a day game at Citi Field. This series means so much to both team’s that the pitching, the defense, the situational hitting and the strategies will be on full display inside a National League park this afternoon. In the second game of this three game set the Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound looking to harness some “Big Mike XXL” powers while the Mets counter with rookie Noah Syndergaard. The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET and can be seen on FOX and MLB TV.

  • Pineda has not been sharp since coming off the disabled list as he has allowed four runs in each of his last two starts. Pineda beat the Mets earlier in the season when the two faced off on April 24th holding the Mets to just one run on five hits in 7.2 IP. Pineda was seemingly a different pitcher then and this Mets offense was definitely much thinner at that time as well.

  • Syndergaard had his start skipped two starts ago but did not seem to be affected by it in his last start against the Atlanta Braves. Syndergaard threw seven innings against Atlanta and gave up just one run in a victory for the Mets. Syndergaard, like teammate Matt Harvey, will have his innings limited going forward with hopes of keeping him fresh and available for the postseason.

These two teams also get a day off after this contest as they don’t play again until tomorrow evening on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. The battle for New York and the Subway Series continues this weekend so take advantage of it before it’s gone. Go Yankees!

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