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Friday, April 24, 2015

Yankees v. Mets

Tonight is the start of a three game series at Yankee Stadium.  April intracity games are probably bequeathed by former commissioner for life Allan Huber "Bud" Selig, the gift that keeps on giving.

Pre-season:

New York teams combined: Mets/Yankees split starting nine. Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I don't usually write about current games other than if there is a larger topic but this has my interest.


RkPosNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1CBrian McCann*31125549711211800111.224.273.367.6401813020
21BMark Teixeira#3515655191040513001111.196.323.569.8922910032
32BStephen Drew*3214544558104801710.178.283.467.7502120110
4SSDidi Gregorius*251450452910042139.200.260.222.4821021010
53BChase Headley#31166862815112900619.242.309.387.6962430000
6LFBrett Gardner*31125242111210145157.286.388.381.7691612300
7CFJacoby Ellsbury*311573631318200143911.286.384.317.7012011000
8RFCarlos Beltran#3813544949410700415.184.241.306.5471510011
9DHAlex Rodriguez39156249111330411001317.265.419.571.9912800000
RkPosNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
10OFChris Young3114484281550490048.357.426.7621.1873201100
11UTGregorio Petit301226213420040038.190.280.286.566600111
12UTGarrett Jones*34923221511000015.227.261.364.625810000
13CJ.R. Murphy24717133320010034.231.353.385.738500010
RkPosNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBGDPHBPSHSFIBB


RkPosNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1CTravis d'Arnaud (15-day dl)26114541513112100014.317.356.537.8922212010
21BLucas Duda*29166657920701900811.351.439.526.9663011000
32BDaniel Murphy*301660535930190064.170.250.283.5331520012
4SSWilmer Flores23145248813103700210.271.314.479.7932311100
53BEric Campbell28833248610041072.250.394.292.686720020
6LFMichael Cuddyer361562551015311800617.273.355.418.7732321000
7CFJuan Lagares26166663717100710214.270.288.286.5741820011
8RFCurtis Granderson*341664501110100420149.200.375.220.5951110000
RkPosNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
93BDavid Wright (15-day dl)328353331100142025.333.371.424.7961410000
10MIRuben Tejada25617141320030030.214.353.357.710500002
11OFJohn Mayberry31814122301111023.250.357.6671.024800000
12LFKirk Nieuwenhuis*271414121000011025.000.143.000.143000000


YankeesMets
CBrian McCanninjured
1BMark TeixeiraLucas Duda
2BStephen DrewDaniel Murphy
SSDiDi GregoriousWilmer Flores
3BChase Headleyinjured
LFBrett GardnerMichael Cuddyer
CFJacoby EllsburyJuan Lagares
RFCarlos BeltranCurtis Granderson
DHAlex Rodriguez


David Wright would take 3B but he is injured. 1B is closer than I had expected. Duda has a lot of buzz but when I compared his offense to that of Mark Teixeira it was surprisingly competetive. Duda has only one homer? One? I don't pay much attention to the Mets but I hear his name mentioned so I thought he must be homering. Tex has 5 HR and he's an excellent fielder.

Neither team is loaded. SS is downright weak. 2B is about a push. RF is an embarrassing push. LF batting is close but Gardner can really run the bases and is a CF in LF; he can go get them. McCann and Ellsbury, 2014 free agent signings, are paid way too much for way too long but they are clearly better than their Met counterparts.

Yanks have 21 homers ... and A-Rod. I'd love to see him at least tie Willie Mays against the Mets on the all time career home run list. Make both the Mets fans and Steinbrenner Kids squirm. How often would that happen?

Pitching:


RkPosNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1SPMasahiro Tanaka2621.6673.2244000022.11410827024002901263.020.9405.60.82.89.73.43
2SPCC Sabathia*3403.0004.3533010020.22211101412000182932.341.2589.60.41.78.75.00
3SPMichael Pineda26201.0005.0033000018.02210102202000075822.621.33311.01.01.010.010.00
4SPNathan Eovaldi25101.0003.1233000017.1246615014103771313.241.67312.50.52.67.32.80
5SPAdam Warren2711.5005.4033000015.016109280600066765.601.6009.61.24.83.60.75
RkPosNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
6CLAndrew Miller*30000.007060067.120004015100291.020.8182.50.04.918.43.75
7RPDellin Betances27301.0000.008010009.151007012001392.741.2864.80.06.811.61.71


RkPosNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1SPBartolo Colon42401.0002.7744000026.02288310230001001272.910.8857.61.00.38.023.00
2SPJacob deGrom2721.6670.9333000019.1192213117000783812.441.1388.80.51.47.95.67
3SPMatt Harvey26301.0003.5033000018.0177721024201751022.341.0008.51.00.512.024.00
4SPJon Niese*28201.0001.5033000018.0205328011100852374.791.55610.01.04.05.51.38
5SPDillon Gee2901.0005.6033000017.22111113311200073634.421.35810.71.51.56.14.00
RkPosNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
6CLJeurys Familia25001.8610090089.242213012000351952.860.7243.70.92.811.24.00
7RPCarlos Torres32004.268000006.1633100700124872.910.9478.51.40.09.9
Masahiro Tanaka pitched yesterday so he is not a factor in this series. Probable starters:

Jacob deGrom v. Michael Pineda

Matt Harvey v. CC Sabathia

Jon Neise v. Nathan Eovaldi - push

All three could be close. Sabathia is coming off a solid start and Harvey has mostly been a big strike out guy but with a 3.50 ERA. The Yankee bullpen is much better.

I don't see too much for either team to brag about but those bragging rights are up for grabs.

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