Mets vs Yanks Round 2

The New York Mets (41-40) will look to continue their great interleague play. After taking two out of three from the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers, and setting a club record for 52 runs in the span of four games, the Mets head home to welcome in their city counterpart, New York Yankees(48-31).
The Matchups for the three game series are:
LHP Jon Niese (7-6, 3.67) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (7-4, 4.26), 7:10 p.m. ET

RHP Dillon Gee (8-1, 3.32) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (5-3, 3.10), 4:10 p.m. ET
RHP R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.77) vs. RHP Freddy Garcia (7-6, 3.28), 1:10 p.m. ET

For a thorough breakdown of the series read Adam Rubin and Mike Mazzeo‘s series preview for ESPN New York.

…This is a huge series for the Mets. It was decided by Mets managment that the weeks before the All Star game would provide them with the information to know whether they would hold on to pieces like Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez or ship them away and wave the white flag,  acknowledginghat they have forfeited the season away…

…to continue their hot streak against top AL teams would signify to the front office that this team is not going to role over and die, and instead can contend with the cast of misfit toys. Winning 2 out of 3 would put them in a great spot with just a week or so remaining before the break…

…yet lets not get drunk on the blue and orange cool aid. Noone has been happier to watch the Mets hit parade, but we cant get caught up in all the hype, the Mets have been in situations like this before. They were just around the .500 mark in 2009, and had a record of 48-40 before the break last season. It makes all Met fans skeptical that this cast of misfit toys can extend their great play through a whole season…

…for now though, before the rumor mill hits its peak, and while the Mets are above .500 and are still sending Jose Reyes out as their shortstop, lets enjoy the game…


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