Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Los Angeles Angels’ 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday in the decisive game of their interleague series.
Joe Torre hated the idea. Joe Girardi isn’t thrilled with it. And really, we all know the only true Subway Series occurred when the Yanks faced either the Mets, New York Giants, or Brooklyn Dodgers for all the marbles.
The number of games between Interleague rivals — such as the Yankees and Mets, Cubs and White Sox and Dodgers and Angels — will be reduced under Major League Baseball’s new scheduling format for 2013.
With one more week of interleague competition left, the American League teams are plus-24 over their National League counterparts and Yankees seem to have the biggest advantage.
Dickey has not allowed an earned run in any of his last four starts, while pitching at least seven innings and striking out eight or more batters in each game.
For the first time since interleague play began in 1997, Mariano Rivera will not be part of the Yankees-Mets matchup.
The term “Subway Series” used to mean something once upon a time. It signified an intra-city World Series battle. Yankees-Giants, Yankees-Dodgers. Something real.
Interleague baseball used to be one of the stop-the-presses moments of the year in sports. Fifteen years later, the novelty impact is gone. But that doesn’t mean that interleague baseball is not one of the more satisfying aspects of the regular season.
If you are sixty years old (or older), you probably remember when the Major Leagues consisted of only sixteen teams.
With the All-Star break about to end, let’s take a good, hard look at the structure and some of the rules of Major League Baseball. Why? Well, let’s be honest, there are some flaws in America’s pastime.
Even the Yankees and Mets can’t seem to stir up fans, which is probably understandable because this was the 15th regular-season Subway Series between the two teams.
The 15th season of interleague play begins this weekend as the Mets head to the Bronx to face the Yankees.