New York Mets vs. New York Yankees
It’s game two of the 2011 Subway Series at the New York Yankees host the New York Mets. The Yankees are -185 over the Mets with an over/under total set at 9 runs.
The New York Yankees never got the bats going on Friday Night in the Bronx as they lost for the seventh time in their last 10 games. Mark Teixeira homered to provide all of the Yankees scoring as Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Russell Martin all had hits but none of them led to runs. Freddy Garcia allowed just five hits and two earned runs while striking out two over seven innings to take his fourth loss of the season. For game two of the series the Yankees send A.J. Burnet to the hill for the start. For the season Burnett has allowed 47 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 42 in 56.1 innings of work though he was torched in his last start by the Rays allowing eight hits and six runs in 5.2 innings of work.
The New York Mets didn’t get a lot of offense on Friday but what they got they made work for them as they edged out the Yankees for the win. David Murphy homered, Justin Turner had three hits and drove in a run, and Carlos Beltran, Fernando Martinez, and Jason Pridie all had hits. R.A. Dickey pitched his best game of the season allowing just four hits and a run while striking out six over six innings to get his second win of the year and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a two strike out perfect ninth inning to get his 15th save of the year. For game two at Yankee Stadium the Mets start Chris Capuano who ended a personal three game losing streak by winning in his last start. For the season Capuano has allowed 53 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 34 in 43.1 innings of work.
The Yankees are 5-2 in their last seven interleague games against a team with a losing record, 2-7 in their last nine against a team with a losing record, and 9-23 in Burnett’s last 32 starts. The Mets are 5-0 in their last five road games against a right handed starter, 5-1 in their last six road games, and 7-2 in their last nine games overall. The Mets are 4-7 in the last 11 meetings of these two.
The Yankees aren’t playing well and the Mets are hot but it’s a tall order for them to get back-to-back wins at Yankee Stadium. Capuano should get hit pretty hard here. I’m taking the Yankees -185.
New York Yankees -185 New York Mets