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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MLB : Mets, Yankees Meet in the Bronx on Wednesday

The Big Apple will be in the spotlight on Wednesday when the New York Yankees hosts the New York Mets in Game 3 of the latest edition of the “Subway Series”.

The Mets will go with Steven Matz (8-7, 3.35), who lost for the fourth time in five decisions in a 6-1 loss to Colorado at home. Matz allowed two runs on 10 hits over six innings, but he’s been hurt by a lack of run support. The Mets have scored two runs or less in each of his four recent losses. Matz has faced the Yankees just once in his career, taking a win last year in his rookie season.

The Yankees were going to give the ball to Ivan Nova (7-6, 4.90), but he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the deadline on Monday. The Yankees lost four straight to end July and while sitting with a .500 record in fourth place in the American League East, decided to have a big fire sale. Carlos Beltran and All-Star reliever Andrew Miller were also moved. A lot of young prospects are in the process of being called up as this team will look very different down the stretch of the season.

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MLB : Mets, Yankees Meet in the Bronx on Wednesday

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The New York Mets head to the Bronx on Wednesday to take on the New York Yankees in the third game of their four-part “Subway Series” set.

Steven Matz will get the call for the Mets, although he has had some bad luck lately. Matz has lost four of his last five decisions, although he hasn't been getting much run support, either. The Yankees were going to counter with Ivan Nova before they unloaded him, Andrew Miller and their leading batter Carlos Beltran at the trade deadline on Monday. While the Mets gear up for a World Series run, the Yankees have moved into rebuilding mode.

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