If the Metro series itself isn’t meaningful enough, the Yankees ’latest iteration against the Mets should garner a lot of drama, with both teams facing important milestones of their seasons.
For the Yankees, the last chance to find any springboard that will get them out of their habit – they currently remain fourth in the AL East – is a few highs with a relentless low this season.
Meanwhile, the Mets are back in New York and are number one in the NL East. But all of that isn’t appealing: in the midst of a long recession of their attacks, their initial rotation resulted in another blow to David Peterson on Wednesday.
The Post reports that Greg Joyce is disrupting how the Yankee and Mets teams are colliding, which is at great risk:
On the plate
Database: Both offenders came into the season with high hopes and struggled to satisfy them, at least until the first half. The Yankees and the Mets are both in the bottom 10 of the MLB in each game, with both teams no higher than the league average of .239 (the Yankees at .236 and the Mets at .227 on Thursday). Aaron Judj has been the Yankees ’best striker for the year, and Gary Sanchez and DJ LeMahieu have recently warmed up, but the team has contributed little from the left and center pitches. With the return of Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeill, the health of the mets has improved, but a more stable Francisco Lindor could be used to bolster the lineup.
While the Yankees weren’t Bronx top scorers, they were in the top 10 with 106 games on Friday. The referee is leading with 18 and Sanchez’s recovery has hit his wrist, with eight of his 14 games in his last 19 games. Giancarlo Stanton remains a threat to hit any ball from a distance, but the Yankee saw no surprising power by Glaiber Torres. The Mets experienced power outages across the board. They came in on Thursday with 74 home runs – the third-lowest in MLB. Pete Alonso (13 hosts) is a two-digit single Met.
The Yankees have countless problems, but the worst of them was their start. They have 33 outings in the bases, which controls the entire MLB. They pose almost no threat to steal bases, with their 17 swipes in last place. The Mets entered the season with the goal of being more aggressive at bases and did so carelessly – their 13 base games became the second-best in the league. Still, they’re not exactly a burner, they’ve only been stolen 24 times.
Area: Will the best defender this weekend be the Yankees ’third head coach or the Mets’ base? Gio Urshela’s smooth hands – starting three games – kept four defenses in each FanGraphs. Lindor saved five defensive shots and immediately improved his club’s defense. While Torres ’defense was below average, Alonso made great strides with a glove at first base.
Outdoor area: The referee played a strong right field, but the Yankees moved him to center since Aaron Hicks ’injury was over. Miguel Andujar is still adapting to his new position in the left field, with Clint Frazier also swaying there. The Mets had a solid defense from center Kevin Pillar and junior Albert Almora, while Dominic Smith served on the left.
The Mets ’self-proclaimed“ Bench Mob ”helped keep them afloat at the start of the season due to multiple injuries. But they cooled late, especially with Jonathan Villar and Thomas Nido in IL. The Yankees didn’t produce much from their benches, as Rougned Odor occasionally pops up and Tyler Wade is the only threat to speed.
On the mound
Rotation: The Yankees will not face Jacob deGrom, but during his main season, Gerrit Cole will face Marcus Stroman in Saturday’s game. Cole is making the worst start of the season against the Red Sox, while Stroman is expected to return from the close list. In Friday’s game, Taijuan is arguing with Walker and Jordan Montgomery. Walker seems to have been stolen from a free agency, and Montgomery usually gives the Yankees a chance. Sunday’s match is a wild card as the Mets newcomer Thorlor Megill and the Yankee starting lineup are yet to be determined until Thursday night.
Bullpen: Aroldis Chapman experienced the season of Jacqueline and Hyde – no run in the first 18 minutes, then 12 in 10 runs, including three three-pointers. Meanwhile, Edwin Diaz saved 17 saves with a single shot, but he was unable to save the situation. Even without the wounded Zach Britton, the Yankees have a slightly deeper character.
Aaron Boon received votes of confidence from GM Brian Kashman and general partner Hal Steinbrenner this week, but he is holding the series under siege. Luis Rojas, who quietly helped the Mets manage the top of the division for a long time, shares his first taste of the Subway series with fans. Both managers even promise to be in the spotlight.
Both teams are not riding too high in the Metro series. The Yankees are depressing the angels, and if the Mets kick them when they go down, they can drown their season. The Yankees realized they were playing a little more frustrated, and if the hostile crowd in the Bronx hAcesparks’t come out against them, they could have used it to their advantage.