Game Preview: Mets @ Yankees

New York was ready for the Subway Series, but the weather decided that wasn’t going to happen and last night’s Mets vs Yankees game got washed out. Now the Mets and Yankees will play two games in a split double header.

Originally the Mets were going to roll with Jason Vargas for last night’s game but he has now been bumped to the night cap against Paxton. Wheeler will now take on Tanaka to open up the series. Wheeler is 5-3 over 13 games and 84.0 innings with a 4.61 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 1.226 WHIP and 86 ERA+. Wheeler has continued his stretch of games of being average. Up until the third week of May, Wheeler was either terrific or terrible in a start and since then – average. In a now four game stretch he has allowed 13 runs over 28.1 innings leading to a 4.13 ERA from either 3 or 4 runs per game pitching 7.0 innings in each start. The Yankees have the following numbers against him:

The Mets bats will look to keep their homer streak alive tonight against Masahiro Tanakawho is 3-5 over 13 starts and 76.1 innings this year posting a 3.42 ERA, 4.09 FIP, 1.192 WHIP and 130 ERA+. Tanaka is coming off of his worst back to back starts all season where he has allowed a combined 9 runs, 8 earned over 12.0 innings from 15 hits and 4 walks. Before that he was on a tear allowing 2 runs over 19.0 innings with opponents batting .183 against him. He had one start against the Mets last year and it was a good one where he allowed 1 run off 1 hit and a walk in 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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