Last year, the Mets swept the Yankees in the Subway Series. But this season, the Mets don't have Matt Harvey while the Yankees have Masahiro Tanaka. And the Mets figure to embarrass themselves before the games with the presentation of the ridiculous "true New Yorkers" letter and whatever fawning retirement gift they have for Derek Jeter.
Jeter turns 40 next month, and perhaps the Mets are already honoring him by collecting elderly ex-Yankees. Bobby Abreu and Bartolo Colon are 40 and Kyle Farnsworth is 38. The fourth ex-Yankee on the Mets' roster, Curtis Granderson, is a comparative youngster at 33. (The Yankees have one ex-Met - Carlos Beltran.)
By the way, Squawker Lisa, while Beltran got off to a great start in the Bronx
and Granderson was awful in the early going, over the last two weeks
Granderson is hitting .308 with two homers, seven RBI and five runs,
while Beltran is hitting .147 with no homers, two RBI and three runs.
Lisa has justifiably ripped me for having Kerosene Kyle on
my fantasy team, but I remedied that by dropping him for Jeurys Familia
after Terry Collins said Familia was moving closer to being the closer.
I hope that's true, but after trying Jose Valverde and Farnsworth, I
hope the Mets don't turn
next to just-released 36-year-old Heath Bell.
The day before the 2013 Subway Series, the Met rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and broke a five-game losing streak. Yesterday, the Mets rallied for three runs in the ninth and went on to break a five-game losing streak. So here's hoping the Mets can pull off another sweep of the Yankees.
Of course, the Mets followed the four-game Subway Series sweep by losing ten of their next twelve.
At 17-19, the Mets now have to go 73-53 the rest of the way to win 90 games.