New York Mets vs. New York Yankees: 5 Bold Predictions For Subway Series

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The New York Mets and New York Yankees Face Off In The First Subway Series Of 2015; Check Out Out Bold Predictions For The Weekend Series

Mar 22, 2015; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and former Yankees manager Joe Torre at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets and New York Yankees will meet for the first time this season starting tonight, rekindling the Subway Series. While this series means very little in the long run, as out of league games have the least impact on the standings and tie breakers, it is very important to the teams and fans. Wins are still important in the win-loss record for teams, and fans want to have bragging rights about which team is superior.

This season the two teams will be meeting at a great time, as both are rolling. If you haven’t been living under a rock you are aware that the Mets currently hold the best record in MLB at 13-3 on the back of an undefeated homestand to start the season and an 11-game winning streak. Not to be outdone, the Yankees are entering the series on a hot streak of their own. They have won two consecutive series and six of seven games, sitting at 9-7 on the season and tied for first place in the AL East.

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Here are the probable pitching matchups for the weekend series.

Friday, April 24th: Jacob deGrom (2-1, 0.93 ERA) vs. Michael Pineda (2-0, 5.00 ERA)
Saturday, April 25th: Matt Harvey (3-0, 3.50 ERA) vs. C.C. Sabathia (0-3, 4.35 ERA)
Sunday, April 26th: Jon Niese (2-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.12 ERA)

The pitching matchups, at least on paper, would give the Mets the edge, like in many series they will play. deGrom and Harvey are arguably their two most talented pitchers, as deGrom has picked up right where he left off winning the Rookie of the Year award last season and Harvey has flashed the dominance he showed prior to Tommy John surgery. Niese has been strong this season as well, pitching himself out of trouble with veteran savvy.

For the Yankees, Pineda has the tools and skills to be an ace, and if not for some poor luck with home runs this season would have a much nicer looking ERA. While Sabathia’s stats don’t exactly scream success, he has been let down a bit by the offense, which has scored only seven runs in his three starts. He is also coming off his best start in a while, and will be looking to build upon that. Eovaldi has also been solid in his first season in the Bronx, registering the lowest ERA of qualified players on the staff.

With both teams clicking in every facet right now, the makings are there for a great series. There is always a little something extra added when these two teams get on the field together, but with how well both will be entering the weekend there could be even more intensity as both teams will be looking to keep their strong play going.

Which team will that be? Find out at the end of our slideshow, as we provide out five bold predictions for the Subway Series when the Mets travel crosstown and give their yearly visit to the Yankees in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium.

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