Call it a passing of the torch, of sorts. In 2015, there will only be one captain on the New York baseball scene: Mets third baseman David Wright.
Welcome back, Tex and Youk, but pay close attention to Sabathia. His season will give a much better indication of where the Yankees are heading.
The Mets were the talk of the town just a week ago — and not in a good way. Who could have thought a four-game set against the Yankees would flip the script?
For eight weeks, the Yankees managed to succeed with a makeshift lineup that had little resemblance to their usual star-filled batting order. Turns out they were primed to be knocked off their perch.
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 and limited the Yankees to four hits over 7 1-3 innings Thursday night in a 3-1 win that gave the Mets a four-game season sweep of their older, more prestigious rival.
Ruben Tejada to the minor leagues? Not so fast. He’s headed to the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain, the Mets announced Thursday.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
The pair was notified in a meeting of the possibility that they could be demoted imminently, WFAN’s Mike Francesa reported on Wednesday. Manager Terry Collins confirmed the meeting later in the afternoon.
Before interleague play, the term “Subway Series” was pretty much reserved for the World Series. But no city has had the number of Subway Series that The Big Apple has.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon had a gift for Mariano Rivera in one hand Tuesday and a white flag in the other.
The Mets insist there was no funny business going on when they raised prices for players’ family members ahead of the Subway Series.
If you didn’t love Tuesday night’s game, then either baseball is in the bowels of your sporting allegiances or you have a galactic hole in your soul.
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.
“I think we surprised ourselves,” Mets captain David Wright said, “because when you get Mo coming in, it’s usually game over.”
David Wright and Lucas Duda hit RBI singles off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied past the Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night to beat baseball’s career saves leader only hours after honoring him at Citi Field.