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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 21, 2011 at 02:38:09 AM

A common conversation topic heard through various portions of Yankee Stadium last night probably went something like this:

"The Mets have these no-name guys from Buffalo, how can they beat the Yankees. The Yankees are better than the Mets."

For two hours, 55 minutes that topic was occasionally discussed. It was mentioned as the Mets opened the Subway Series by getting performances from three players who a year ago were not really key components.

Player number one is R.A. Dickey, who made his first Met start May 19, 2010 and won 11 games to earn a two-year contract. Dickey had not had much on his knuckleball this year as he struggled with that pitch for five straight defeats but last night he found a way to confound the Yankee bats.

"You've just got to fight through those little bumps

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 20, 2011 at 05:59:04 PM

´╗┐Today is May 20 and four years ago, Tyler Clippard was helping save the Yankees from the depths of a poor start. That night with the Mets looking for their second sweep of the Yankees (the other was July 2004), Clippard allowed one run and three hits in six innings of a 6-2 win.

The Yankees slowly healed from the slow start, though they didn’t go over .500 for good until after the All-Star break and by then Clippard had pitched his last game in pinstripes.

The Yankees are over .500 now and have slowly healed from that ugly six-game losing streak by scoring 13 runs, winning in 15 innings and getting two solo home runs from Alex Rodriguez.

All of those events occurred in the last three nights for the Yankees, while the Mets continued recovering from the state they found themselves

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 23, 2011 at 11:25:52 PM

One of the advantages of living in this area is having two baseball teams either to watch in person or read closely in the papers and the blogs. I can only imagine what it must have been like until 1957 with three teams in three different boroughs and if the social media existed then.

Though I watch the Yankees more for obvious reasons, I don't stop paying attention to the Mets and even occasionally venture to their games, though less now since they moved from Shea. In the two years the Mets have been across the parking lot, I've been there 11 times and since things have not gone well recently, the Mets have lost seven of those instances.

Friday when I made my first appearance there, the mood was not the greatest since the Mets had began by losing 13 of 19 and though they won rather decisively