In case you missed it, ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer performed a very interesting “All-Time” Yankees vs. Mets Subway Series. The players for each team were chosen by fans during a vote a few months ago on ESPN.com.
After failing to sweep the Mets at the old Shea Stadium on Monday, the Yankees got a late lift from World Series MVP Joe DiMaggio, who hit a two-out, three-run, ninth inning homerun driving in Mickey Mantle and Alex Rodriguez. Three outs later Mariano Rivera recorded his first save of the series and the Yankees celebrated again, taking the series four games to one, much like their real life matchup in 2000.
Ironically, the Mets only victory came in Game 4 courtesy of a stellar pitching performance by ex-Yankee David Cone.
Here is the link: espn.go.com/new-york/rivalry/_/id/529016...
Check out the great cartoons while you are at it!
Back in reality the Yankees hope Andy Pettite returns to form after losing for just the second time all season in his last outing. Not only do the Yankee want to win the game and rebound after another terrible outing by A.J. Burnett, but I’m sure they will also take some length from Pettite who has gone late into the game in the majority of his starts this season.
Look for more homeruns to be hit tonight, with the majority hopefully coming from the Yankees. However, it’s the young D-Backs squad that leads the league in homeruns, jumping from third to first last night.
The Yanks need to take the last two games in Arizona before heading to L.A. where they presumably will face much stiffer competition.