|NY YANKEES ( SEVERINO )|
NY METS ( MATZ )
|969||NY YANKEES||-175||Ov 8,+100||-185||Ov 7,-120|
|970||NY METS||+165||Un 8,-120||+175||Un 7,+100|
|vs Left-handed Starters||15-17||-4.1||17-14||4.7||0.240||0.323||0.385||0.708||4.3||0.232||0.299||0.361||0.659|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||0||3-4||3.7||0.235||0.313||0.425||0.738||4.3||0.211||0.295||0.374||0.670|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-50||-17.8||48-33||4.7||0.248||0.315||0.424||0.738||5.1||0.276||0.339||0.436||0.776|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||3-4||4.7||0.251||0.304||0.477||0.780||3.6||0.247||0.317||0.386||0.703|
|8/3/2017||GRAY(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||1-5||L||145||8 ev||U||3||2||3||5||5||0|
|8/4/2017||GARCIA(L)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||2-7||L||105||9 ev||P||11||9||1||8||4||0|
|8/5/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)||2-1||W||125||8.5 un||U||5||6||0||6||5||0|
|8/6/2017||SEVERINO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)||8-1||W||110||7.5 un||O||12||7||0||2||2||0|
|8/8/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||2-4||L||125||9 ov||U||7||10||2||10||8||0|
|8/9/2017||TANAKA(R)||@ TORONTO||TEPESCH(R)||11-5||W||-165||9 ev||O||17||8||1||6||9||0|
|8/10/2017||GRAY(R)||@ TORONTO||ESTRADA(R)||0-4||L||-140||8.5 ov||U||6||11||1||5||4||0|
|8/14/2017||CESSA(R)||NY METS||MONTERO(R)||4-2||W||-170||10 ev||U||8||5||0||6||5||0|
|8/15/2017||GRAY(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||5-4||W||-135||8 ev||O||10||6||0||7||5||0|
|8/16/2017||GARCIA(L)||@ NY METS||GSELLMAN(R)||5-3||W||-140||9 un||U||8||8||0||6||5||0|
|8/17/2017||SEVERINO(R)||@ NY METS||MATZ(L)|| |
|8/18/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BOSTON||POMERANZ(L)|| |
|8/19/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ BOSTON||SALE(L)|| |
|8/20/2017||GRAY(R)||@ BOSTON||FISTER(R)|| |
|8/22/2017||GARCIA(L)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)|| |
|8/23/2017|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|8/24/2017|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|8/3/2017||MONTERO(R)||@ COLORADO||MARQUEZ(R)||4-5||L||165||11.5 un||U||9||9||0||12||9||0|
|8/4/2017||DEGROM(R)||LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)||0-6||L||+100||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||7||5||0|
|8/5/2017||LUGO(R)||LA DODGERS||HILL(L)||4-7||L||+195||9 ov||O||7||6||0||8||6||1|
|8/6/2017||MATZ(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||0-8||L||+145||8.5 ov||U||1||2||0||10||4||0|
|8/10/2017||DEGROM(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||VELASQUEZ(R)||10-0||W||-150||8.5 ev||O||13||6||1||4||3||0|
|8/11/2017||LUGO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)||7-6||W||100||9.5 un||O||13||6||0||13||11||1|
|8/12/2017||MATZ(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)||1-3||L||135||8.5 un||U||3||6||0||5||7||0|
|8/13/2017||FLEXEN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)||6-2||W||-110||10 ev||U||12||7||0||7||9||1|
|8/14/2017||MONTERO(R)||@ NY YANKEES||CESSA(R)||2-4||L||160||10 ev||U||6||5||0||8||5||0|
|8/15/2017||DEGROM(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GRAY(R)||4-5||L||125||8 ev||O||7||5||0||10||6||0|
|8/16/2017||GSELLMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||GARCIA(L)||3-5||L||+130||9 un||U||6||5||0||8||8||0|
|8/17/2017||MATZ(L)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)|| |
|8/23/2017|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|8/24/2017|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|NY YANKEES: 2016: 84-78, fourth place
Manager: Joe Girardi (10th season)
Who's new? 1B/DH Chris Carter, 1B/LF/DH Matt Holliday, RHP Aroldis Chapman
Who's gone? 1B Mark Teixeira, C Brian McCann, RHP Nate Eovaldi, RHP Kirby Yates, RHP Anthony Swarzak, RHP Nick Goody, RHP Blake Parker
Projected lineup: LF Brett Gardner (.261, 7 HR, 41 RBI, 16 SB), CF Jacoby Ellsbury (.263, 9, 56, 20), C Gary Sanchez (.299, 20, 42 in 53 games), DH Matt Holliday (.246, 20, 62 with Cardinals), 1B Greg Bird (did not play in 2016), 2B Starlin Castro (.270, 21, 70), 3B Chase Headley (.253, 14, 51), RH Aaron Judge (.179, 4, 10 in 27 games) or Aaron Hicks (.217, 8, 31), SS Tyler Wade (.259, 5, 27 at Double-A) or Ronald Torreyes (.258, 1, 12)
Rotation: RH Masahiro Tanaka (14-4, 3.07), LH C.C. Sabathia (9-12, 3.91), RH Michael Pineda (6-12, 4.82), RH Luis Severino (3-8, 5.83), RH Chad Green (2-4, 4.73) or RH Adam Warren (4-2, 3.26) or RH Luis Cessa (4-4, 4.35) or RH Bryan Mitchell (1-2, 3.24 in five games)
Key relievers: LH Aroldis Chapman (4-1, 1.55, 36/39 SV), RH Dellin Betances (3-6, 3.08), RH Tyler Clippard (3-6, 3.57), LH Tommy Layne (2-0, 3.38), LH Chasen Shreve (2-1, 5.18)
Hot spots: Fifth starter and right field. The starter's competition is not urgent ' the Yankees have five off-days in the first month of the season ' but it's interesting nonetheless. Green, Cessa, Warren and Mitchell combined to make 22 major league starts last season. None had an outstanding spring training, so the Yankees might choose to divide the load again. Some will go to Triple-A, others to the bullpen. Someone named Aaron (Judge or Hicks) will be the Yankees' right fielder this season. If either falters, Tyler Austin or Rob Refsnyder could seize their at-bats.
Outlook: The Yankees will employ fewer past-their-prime position players in 2017 than any season this decade. Is their next generation of homegrown talent ready to take over? Sanchez is the most advanced prospect ' the catcher hit 20 home runs in 53 games as a rookie ' but beyond him lies several question marks. Greg Bird, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Judge and Austin (who was stalled in camp by a foot injury) will get a chance once they're ready. The pitching staff is led by Tanaka and the ferocious bullpen combo of Chapman, Betances and Clippard. But depth is a real question mark, and there are no blue-chip prospects at Triple-A waiting for their moment.
|NY METS: 2016: 87-75, second place
Manager: Terry Collins (seventh season)
Who's new? No one of note
Who's gone? 1B James Loney, IF/OF Kelly Johnson, OF Alejandro De Aza, RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jonathon Niese
Projected lineup: CF Curtis Granderson (.237, 30 HR, 59 RBI), 3B David Wright (.226, 7, 14 in 37 games), LF Yoenis Cespedes (.280, 31, 86), RF Jay Bruce (.250, 33, 99 with Reds and Mets), 2B Neil Walker (.282, 23, 55), SS Asdrubal Cabrera (.280, 23, 62), 1B Lucas Duda (.229, 7, 23 in 47 games), C Travis d'Arnaud (.247, 4, 15)
Rotation: RH Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA), RH Jacob deGrom (7-8, 3.04), RH Matt Harvey (4-10, 4.86), LH Steven Matz (9-8, 3.40), RH Zack Wheeler or RH Robert Gsellman (4-2, 2.42) or RH Seth Lugo (5-2, 2.67)
Key relievers: RH Jeurys Familia (3-4, 2.55, 51/56 SV), RH Addison Reed (4-2, 1.97), RH Hansel Robles (6-4, 3.48), LH Jerry Blevins (4-2, 2.79), RH Fernando Salas (3-7, 3.91)
Hot spots: First base and third base. Duda missed 115 games last season because of a stress fracture in his lower back. When healthy, the veteran first baseman slugged a career-low .714. Former first-round draft pick Dominic Smith, 21, could be in position to battle for the starting spot soon. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A. Franchise third baseman Wright doesn't have a hot prospect pushing him out the door, but how much game does he have left? The perennial All-Star only began throwing a baseball in February after an eight-month recovery from neck surgery. Wright had a degenerative back and has only played 75 games the last two years. Getting a full season from him at age 34 would be a shock.
Outlook: The Mets' championship window opened with a surprise World Series run in 2015, and their front office seems convinced it's still open. The club invested four years and $110 million to keep Yoenis Cespedes in the outfield. The Mets also exercised club options on Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes, and brought Neil Walker back on a qualifying offer. The result? Almost everyone returns from a club that lost a wild-card game to the Giants last October. The franchise is oozing young pitching ' Syndergaard might be the best right-hander on the planet ' but another World Series appearance might be too much to expect from a team that ranked 25th in runs per game last season.
|Yankees go for Subway Series sweep of Mets|
NEW YORK -- A pair of young pitchers coming off pivotal moments in their development will square off Thursday night when the New York Mets host the New York Yankees in the finale of the Subway Series at Citi Field.
Mets left-hander Steven Matz (2-6, 5.54 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Yankees right-hander Luis Severino (9-5, 3.32). The Yankees will be going for a sweep of the four-game season series after earning a 5-3 victory Wednesday night.
Matz and Severino lost their previous starts, albeit in wholly different fashions. Matz had one of his best starts during a nearly two-month winless stretch Saturday, when he gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Phillies 3-1 in Philadelphia.
It was only the second time in his past eight starts -- a stretch in which he is 0-5 with a 7.68 ERA -- that Matz allowed two runs or fewer. Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday he believed the solid start provided proof to the 26-year-old that he can pitch when he is at less than 100 percent.
Matz underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010, had bone spurs removed from his left elbow last October and didn't debut this season until June 10 because of left elbow inflammation.
"You're talking about a guy (who has) had (multiple) elbow operations -- you're never going to be 100 percent," Collins said. "Out of 30-something starts, you're not going to feel good a majority of the time. You've got to learn how to get through it. And I think his last start really did that."
Severino, who made his first All-Star team this season, endured the worst start of his career Saturday. He allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings as the Yankees fell to the Boston Red Sox 10-5 at Yankee Stadium. The 23-year-old entered Saturday having allowed just eight runs (six earned) in his previous six starts, a stretch in which he went 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA.
"He made some mistakes," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said following the loss. "He's been so good and executing so well, and we haven't seen that for a while. But it just shows that he's human."
Matz is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees. Severino earned the win in his lone previous appearance against the Mets on Aug. 3, 2016, when he allowed an unearned run and one hit over 4 1/3 innings of relief in the Yankees' 9-5 victory.
The Yankees, who won the first two contests of the four-game, two-stadium series Monday and Tuesday in the Bronx, are looking for the third Subway Series season sweep in the 21-year history of the interleague rivalry. The Mets won all four games in 2013, and the Yankees won all six in 2003.
Aaron Judge had an up-and-down game for the Yankees on Wednesday at Citi Field. He hit his American League-leading 37th homer but also struck out in a 33rd consecutive game, setting a single-season record for position players.
|Last Updated: 12/15/2017 12:04:44 PM EST|