New York Mets vs. New York Yankees
Tip-off: Thursday, May 30, 2013 – 7:05 PM ET
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
- New York: Gee (2-6, 6.34 ERA)
- New York: Nuno (1-1, 1.93 ERA)
It’s been four years since the New York Mets last swept the New York Yankees and they have never posted a perfect record against their crosstown foes in any season.
Tonight, the Mets will have a chance to impress their YouWager fans by making both things happen as the teams close out the first edition of the new four-game home-and-home Subway Series.
The Mets (21-29), have lost five straight and 20 of 27 overall and are currently on a season-best four-game winning streak, led by a resurgent offense that has piled up a number of clutch hits versus the Yankees (30-22).
Following a pair of victories when facing the Bronx Bombers that came down to the latter innings, the Mets burst out for five runs in the first Wednesday and cruised to a 9-4 win. The Mets entered the night having scored five or fewer runs in 22 straight baseball games.
Ike Davis has two multi-hit performances in his last four games and mired in a 4-for-53 skid entering last night’s matchup, the 26 year-old came up with a two-run single in the first inning.
David Wright added a pair of runs Wednesday and is 5 for 11 with four runs in three games versus them this season. The Virgina native is a .322 lifetime hitter against the crosstown foes.
Starting for the Mets will be Dillon Gee (2-6, 6.34 ERA) who will look to pick up his first victory since May 1 for the Mets. The 27 year-old has posted an 8.36 ERA over his last three starts, with opposing batters hitting .373 off of him.
Gee has surrendered three or more runs in seven of his 10 starts, including Saturday versus the Atlanta Braves. The right-hander allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings of a 6-0 defeat.
The Yankees will counter with Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.93) who is used to getting little support from his teammates. The team has given the left-hander just two runs in two starts this season.
The 25 year-old has been very good in both outings, yielding two runs and eight hits in 11 innings. Nuno didn’t receive a decision versus the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday after giving up two runs in six innings of a 4-3 win.