Looking ahead to the Subway Series


Sure, the Mets have a game with the Marlins today. And it's one they really should win - no one wants to lose 2 of 3 to lowly Miami.

But I sense that most Mets fans - and New York baseball fans in general - are gearing up for this weekend's Subway Series.

Can you blame them?

Of course not. The Yankees haven't released their probably starters, but the Mets have. Let's take a look at what's to come.

Friday: Steven Matz (3-0, 1.88 ERA)

To open the series the Mets send rookie Steven Matz to the hill. Matz has been outstanding so far in just 4 Major League starts (2 before his long DL stint, 2 since returning) and has not lost a game yet. The Mets will certainly like their chances with Matz on the mound as the lefty is looking more and more impressive each start.

Saturday: Noah Syndergaard (8-6, 3.20 ERA)

On Saturday the Yanks get the pleasure of facing the big kid from Texas - Thor, as they call him - Noah Syndergaard. Another rookie who is playing beyond his years. After hitting a few hitches in August, Syndergaard missed a start in September to give him some early rest and pitched great last week, allowing just 1 run in 7 innings. Looks like the skipped start helped him out and he'll look to keep rolling on Saturday.

Sunday: Matt Harvey (12-7, 2.88 ERA)

Sunday brings the unenviable prospect of facing Matt Harvey. Harvey has been all over the news recently with his limited innings and availability, but he'll be on the mound in full force on Sunday to face the crosstown rivals. This could be his last full start of the season as the Mets will surely look to rest their ace before the playoffs.

This is a great set-up for the Mets

Sure, this late-game Subway Series is a total money grab, but it's going to be a lot of fun.

Time for the Mets to prove that they run this town!

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