Yankees vs Mets Prediction
The Yankees will host the Mets for a three-game series this weekend. The Mets are coming off of two tough losses to the division-rival Braves. The Yankees were able to secure an off day with a postponed game because of the rain. Check out my thoughts and Yankees vs Mets prediction right here!
The New York Mets have been great this year with a record of 41-36. They are leading the NL East by 2 games over the Nationals, but the Phillies are in 4th at 4.5 games back. This division has been tight all year long, so every game counts for this Mets squad. Pitching has been carrying this team, so maybe the offense can get going in this subway series.
The Yankees are sitting in 4th place in the AL East. They are currently 9 games back of the Red Sox, who are in first place, but just 5.5 games back of the Wild Card. This season hasn’t gone as perfectly planned as the Yanks would’ve hoped, but it is still early. We’ll have to see if the Bronx Bombers are able to beat their fellow New York team in the first game of this important series.
The New York Mets Are in First Because of Their Pitching
The Mets are 29th in runs and hits, 26th in average, and 27th in home runs offensively. Meanwhile, on the field, they are 1st in runs and hits allowed, 4th in ERA, and 2nd in home runs allowed. They have been polar opposites when it comes to hitting and pitching, but you know what they say…defense wins championships. And that’s what the Mets are hoping for.
It’s not like the offense has no talent and a bunch of no-names. The lineup boasts Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, and Michael Conforto. All three of them happen to be having down years in comparison to what they usually contribute. Maybe playing at home again will bring a new life to the Mets, and they can give some support to the pitching staff.
In the last series against the Braves, they were able to win the first of the three games. The second game was one to forget, as they were obliterated 20-2. In the final game, the Mets were hoping to get a win with potential MVP Jacob Degrom on the bump, but they fell short with a final score of 4-3 in favor of the Braves.
As stated previously, the staff for this Mets team has been outstanding. Led by Jacob Degrom and Taijuan Walker, who will take the mound tonight, they have carved up opposing lineups. Walker has a 6-3 record with a 2.38 ERA. If the Mets offense can give him any sort of support, he should pick up his 7th win of the year.
The Yankees Need to Take At Least Two Wins In the Subway Series
The New York Yankees have dropped 6 of their last 10, and it doesn’t look too bright right now. The three losses to Boston last week really hurt their record, and now they need to get back on track against the Mets. The Yankee’s major statistical stats have fluctuated between 10 and 20 all year long, so it is no surprise that they are in the middle of the pack record-wise.
Aaron Judge has been named an all-star starter and has performed well the whole season. He owns a .285 batting average and has launched 18 long balls. Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez have each hit 14 dingers of their own. They are 7th in home runs hit, but just 20th in runs scored. The Yankees need more base hits and walks to get some more runs in this series.
The last series against the Angels was cut short to two games because of the rain. The Yankees won the first game 11-5, thanks to homers from Judge, Sanchez, and Andujar. They lost on Wednesday night 11-8 due to Jared Welsh’s two bombs. The offensive was impressive, but the starting and relief pitching let the Angels light them up in the two games.
Jordan Montgomery will be on the bump to start Friday night’s game. He holds a 4.06 record and a 3-2 record. The right-handed hitters for the Mets will be excited to see the lefty for the Yankees pitching. I think that Walker will pitch a gem and hold the Yankees to just 2 runs. The Mets bats will get hot and pummel Montgomery out of the game. The final score will be 7-2.