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

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A Couple Of Firsts For 2015

Apr 20, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches the ball during the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The first two predictions made were players having the first of something happen to them. We will continue that here, and zero in on the Saturday afternoon matchup for it. Harvey, the Mets current ace and Sabathia, the Yankees former ace, will be facing off in arguably the most lopsided pitching matchup of the series. That is why what everyone expects not to happen will happen.

Harvey will suffer his first lost of the season, and first since August 2013. Since his stellar first start of the season, when he shutout the Washington Nationals, Harvey has gotten worse in consecutive starts. He surrendered three surprising runs against a weak Philadelphia Phillies, giving up two home runs. He followed that up by allowing four to a struggling Miami Marlins team, albeit while he was under the weather.

Now he will be pitching with a mildly sprained ankle against the Yankees Saturday afternoon, and his luck will run out. This will be the second consecutive game Harvey starts with some sort of ailment, and unlike the first time around, the Mets offense will not be able to bail him out and he will suffer the loss.

The Mets offense won’t be able to pick up Harvey because Sabathia will put together his second straight strong start. Sabathia had a gutsy performance Monday against the high-powered Tigers offense, holding them to two runs in a complete game performance.

Against the Mets, Sabathia may have luck out by not having to face Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson or Daniel Murphy because he is left-handed. It will result in his first win of the season, and the snapping of the Mets lengthy winning streak.

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