While the New York Mets and New York Yankees don’t meet at Yankee Stadium for a two-game continuation of the Subway Series until Monday, things are already looking promising for the visitors.
New York Mets could have a big pitching advantage over the New York Yankees in the upcoming Subway Series
Things perhaps couldn’t line up any better for the New York Mets as next week’s final regular-season rendition of the 2022 Subway Series draws near. Not only are the Mets and Yankees heading in opposite directions since the All-Star break (Yankees are 9-18 while the Mets are 18-8), but the Metropolitans will also have their top two pitchers on the mound when they pay a visit to the Bronx.
The Mets have Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom lined up to face the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 19, 2022
Match that up against the scheduled duo that the Yankees could send to the mound in Domingo German (a 4.45 ERA/1.412 WHIP in six starts) and Frankie Montas (a 9.00 ERA/1.714 WHIP in three starts since being acquired through a trade with the Oakland A’s) and it’s clear to see that the tough stretch in the Bronx could get even tougher.
With deGrom’s return to the rotation on August 2, the right-hander has posted a 2.31 ERA/0.63 FIP through four starts covering 23.1 innings. During that same span, Scherzer has started three games, logging a 2.21 ERA/1.40 FIP in 20.1 innings as opponents are hitting just .216 against him.
The Mets won the first two games of the Subway Series in late July, finishing the mini-sweep with a walk-off 3-2 win. In that game, matching Scherzer and German, the likely pitching matchup on Monday, Scherzer pitched seven shutout innings while German gave up five hits and two runs in 4.2 frames.
All eyes will be on New York as the Subway Series gets underway on Monday night, and the fortunes of both teams in the two-game clash could be tied to the starting pitching matchups.