Game Preview: Yankees vs Mets

It’s the subway series and a week to go to the All-Star game and it seems like there are a ton of different things to follow. The Mets finally snapped their 7 game losing streak on Sunday thanks to some late inning hitting. Is it a start of things to come? Who knows! At least it wasn’t another game where the Mets lost after having the lead at some point.

Meanwhile the Yankees, injury burdened, come to town as the dominate team in the AL East. They are also coming off an off-day but unlike the Mets, the Yankees had to travel from London. Will that impact them? Who knows! Will playing back to back four hour plus games in a sandbox stadium where the ball was flying out impact them? Who knows! (Actually – that sounds a lot like Yankee Stadium).

Zack Wheeler gets the start tonight. He is 6-5 over 17 games and 107.2 innings with a 4.51 ERA, 3.77 FIP, 1.263 WHIP and 90 ERA+. Barring a month long winning streak – the Mets are probably going to tear down in July and Wheeler could be on the move. His starts now are essentially try-outs. He’s been great in his last two starts! After allowing 14 runs over 10.2 innings, he has allowed 2 runs over 13.0 innings, lowering his ERA from 4.94 to 4.51. One of those bad starts was against the Yankees, allowing 9 runs, 5 earned in 4.2 innings. The Yankees have the following numbers against him:

The Mets bats draw the Yankee trade acquisition from the off-season: James Paxton. Paxton is 5-3 over 13 games and 64.1 innings with a 4.34 ERA, 3.86 FIP, 1.430 WHIP, and 103 ERA+. He’s coming off a rough start where he allowed 6 runs over 4.1 innings against Toronto. In the month of June he was either great (11.0 innings, 3 runs) or terrible (11.2 innings, 16 runs), as such his ERA has ballooned. One of those poor starts was against the Mets where he allowed 6 runs over 2.2 innings form 7 hits. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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