Thursday, August 4, 2016

Subway Series Game Four Preview: New York Yankees vs. New York Mets 8/4

Unless the stars all fall down and the world takes a tumble off its gravitational spin this will be the last time the New York Yankees and the New York Mets face off during the 2016 MLB season. Sure the Mets could take Jay Bruce and slug their way to the World Series and sure the Yankees could call up Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge and others thus sparking the offense all the way back to the World Series for the first time since 2009 but let’s be realistic. Let’s also enjoy this last chapter of the Subway Series 2016 as the New York Yankees send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to square off against Bartolo Colon for the Mets. No really guys, it’s not happening.

Eovaldi has shown drastic improvement since returning to the Yankees rotation in the second half including his last start on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Eovaldi allowed three runs in six innings in the start and has allowed just six runs in his last six appearances for New York.

Colon made a start on short rest last time out and you could clearly see that the 43-year old is not made for that kind of abuse anymore. Colon ran out of gas in that start but he will be back to his normal four days of rest before tonight’s start in the Bronx. Yay us.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the WPIX Channel 11 for the Yankees feed, SNY for the Mets feed, MLB Network and MLB TV. The one thing I don’t like about these four-game sets is there is the possibility of a tie in the season series where my OCD will only allow for series victories or losses. That’s just how I’m hardwired, sorry. But that’s neither here nor there, I’m still rooting for a Yankees victory regardless. Go Yankees!


  1. Should be exciting! I'll take a night like last. Heading down to Yankees soon😊⚾️


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