Game 38: Yankees vs. Mets

The Subway Series continues tonight as the Yankees look for their first win in six meetings with the Mets, getting underway tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Bombers were swept in last year’s four-game Subway Series and then dropped last night’s contest, 9-7, after blowing a pair of three-run leads.

Vidal Nuno will be tasked with turning it around tonight; he’s coming off a strong start against the Angels in Anaheim on May 7 in which he hurled a career-high 6 1/3 innings, holding the Halos to a run on four hits. The Mets are giving the ball to Zack Wheeler, who is facing the Yankees for the first time in his career. Wheeler had a no-decision his last time out, holding the Marlins to two hits over six scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss.

Here’s the quick hits from the Yankees clubhouse, and there’s plenty of injury updates to go around. Full coverage is available on Yankees.com.

  • Shawn Kelley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar strain. The Yanks just couldn’t wait any longer for Kelley’s back to improve, not with a shortage in both the bullpen and the outfield. Zoilo Almonte has been called up and is available off the bench.
  • Carlos Beltran has been diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow and has received a cortisone injection. Beltran will need two or three days to see if the injection calms his pain down; if not, surgery is on the table. The Yankees obviously hope it doesn’t come to that.
  • Ichiro Suzuki tried to loosen up his stiff lower back, but he’s still not ready yet and said that he thinks it’s a no-go tonight; maybe tomorrow. Ichiro was injured attempting to catch a sinking liner on Sunday in Milwaukee.
  • CC Sabathia is being seen today by Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right knee. As of right now, it’s being called inflammation, and an MRI taken in Milwaukee showed no structural damage.

    This game is being televised on the YES Network and can be heard on WFAN.

    Here are today’s lineups:

    METS (18-19)

    Eric Young Jr. DH
    Daniel Murphy 2B
    David Wright 3B
    Chris Young LF
    Curtis Granderson RF
    Juan Lagares CF
    Lucas Duda 1B
    Travis d’Arnaud C
    Ruben Tejada SS

    Zack Wheeler RHP (1-3, 3.89)

    YANKEES (19-18)

    Brett Gardner LF
    Derek Jeter SS
    Jacoby Ellsbury CF
    Mark Teixeira DH
    Brian McCann C
    Alfonso Soriano RF
    Yangervis Solarte 3B
    Kelly Johnson 1B
    Brian Roberts 2B

    Vidal Nuno LHP (1-0, 5.47)

  • 6 Comments

    Do you guys think Tanak can pitch this good all year or will he burn out once teams see him multiple times? What y’all think of the alarm homerun total, will it level off?

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    @Ron, Salarte for team MVP. It will be hard for him to make ASG because he doesn’t have a regular position. I guess he could make it as 3B or maybe DH? but he is along with Ryan currently a Utility Infielder and hasn’t logged enough ABs at a particular position. More on that later.
    @Steve, team desparately needs starting pitching and I said this in the spring when we had “excess”. Price, will never happen. If we gave them Jeter, Texeira, Solarte, Betances and Banuelos and paid their salaries, Tampa still wouldn’t trade Price here. Samadiji? I wouldn’t touch, he was almost DFA’d as a reliever, he’s fools gold. Homer Bailey maybe but we need more than him to compete. Look for Cashman to pluck guys like Heath Bell off the waiver wire like he always does and sign either Morales or Drew after the draft.
    2 names other than Bailey to watch. Cliff Lee yes 5 years older Cliff Lee and Chase Headley. They will be moved somewhere and the price is dropping on both. Where would that leave Solarte? He needs to be the starting 2B. Guys like Roberts and Kelu are bench players but below Ryan in pecking order.

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    We need one or two of these young pitchers to step up and pitch well,or we need to get another starter or two. If David Price is available, let’s explore that.

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    Yanks seem to focus on misery and incompetence. How about a real push for Solarte for the all star team. Jeter just might get enough sympathy votes as he will hopefully retire at the end of the season. Solarte is doing fabulous job, good enough in fact that we don’t hear about Arod anymore. Let’s get out the vote for Solarte.He deserves it.

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    This is another disastor season for a team that is perpetually riddled with injuries among young and old. Conditioning here appears to be for shampoo not for the players bodies. Alot of money went into fielding this club and other than Elsbury the only real producer and lucky surprise is Solarte. Pitching is a mess other than Tanaka.Yanks need to replace Cashman, Rothschild and Girardi. Better yet, sell the team to someone that knows what they are doing.

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    man the sick and wounded piling up with every game. I guess we thought with the age of this present club that we could be in trouble. For the first 20 games everything looked good and now everything is breaking down. Age and injuries and poor performance is catching up with us. Holes in the starting rotation. A shortened relief bench. Injuries to pitchers and position players. A very high payroll but not getting results. McCann has really been a disappointment as well as Beltran. Roberts is doing his best but at this stage in his career can’t replace what we’ve lost in Cano who is now on a roll with Seattle. Tex is hobbling. Ichiro bad back. This lineup tonight has to come up big if we hope to win this game plus Nuno is going to have to pitch well. I don’t have a lot of confidence in winning this series and if we lose many more games we’ll have the O’s and the Sox ahead of us and the Blue Jays nipping at our heels. Cashman is going to have to fill some of these holes and we don’t have the players ready at the minor league level to make the jump. There needs to be a trade for an experienced starting pitcher which means giving up some of our young assets unfortunately like Sanchez.

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