7:05 pm
August 22

Mets @ Yankees

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Mets (79-44)

@ New York Yankees (74-48)


Starting Pitchers:

Scherzer (NYM): 9-2; 2.15 ERA

German (NYY) 1-2; 4.45 ERA


Current odds:

New York Mets: (-164)

New York Yankees: (+140)


• The starting line-up for the Mets is as follows:


• The starting line-up for the Yankees is as follows:


• Interleague play eluded Buck Showalter by two years when he piloted the New York Yankees from 1992 to 1995, costing him a chance to manage Subway Series games. Showalter finally managed in the series, now as skipper of the New York Mets, last month when his new team enjoyed two victories in Queens. On Monday, Showalter gets his first crack at managing the rivalry in the Bronx, and he will have one of the team’s ace starting pitchers, Max Scherzer, making his first attempt at his 200th career win.

• Both teams lead their respective divisions, but recent performances have swung more positive vibes toward the Mets. The Mets own the second-best record in baseball behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and are 21-7 in their last 28 games, a run that began just before the two victories over the Yankees. On Sunday, the Mets took three of four by rallying for a 10-9 victory in Philadelphia, powered by a pair of homers from Mark Canha, including a go-ahead two-run drive in the ninth.

• The Yankees owned a 15 1/2-game lead in the AL East on July 8 but are 13-25 since, have 15 losses in their past 20 games and are 10-20 since the All-Star break.

• New York capped an emotional weekend by getting a tiebreaking two-run homer from Andrew Benintendi in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to move eight games ahead of both the Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays.

• Benintendi’s blast occurred after managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman heard boos during a pregame jersey retirement ceremony for former outfielder Paul O’Neill. It also occurred a day after Gerrit Cole showed his frustration by punching the dugout roof twice and manager Aaron Boone pounded his right hand on the podium in his postgame press conference.

• Scherzer (9-2, 2.15 ERA) is attempting to join Kansas City’s Zack Greinke and Houston’s Justin Verlander as the third active 200-game winner. He is 4-1 with a 1.82 ERA and 75 strikeouts in nine starts since returning from an oblique injury.

• The 38-year-old right-hander is 4-4 with a 3.48 ERA in 10 career starts against the Yankees, whom he last beat April 6, 2013, while with Detroit. Scherzer struck out 14 in 7 1/3 innings in his last appearance at Yankee Stadium on May 8, 2021, in a no-decision for Washington.

• The Yankees’ Domingo German (1-2, 4.45) makes his seventh start since a shoulder injury delayed his season debut. German took a no-decision in an 8-7 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday when he allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings.

• German is 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA in four career starts against the Mets. He opposed Scherzer on July 27 and allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings.

StreakSmarter Pick
New York Mets