It turns out Yankee Stadium was just what the New York Mets needed to jolt their struggling offense. The Mets bolted four home runs on Monday night to start off the Subway Series with a 9-7 victory over the New York Yankees. The two teams will close out the Yankee Stadium portion of the series tonight at 7:05 pm.
The Mets will send talented young right hander Zack Wheeler (1-3, 4.35 ERA) to the mound in search of his second win of the season. Wheeler took a no decision his last time out in spite of tossing six shutout innings against the Miami Marlins. The Yankees will send young righty Vidal Nuno (1-0, 5.47 ERA) to the hill. Nuno got his first win of the season in his last outing, allowing only one run over 6.1 innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Nuno is in the Yankees' rotation filling in for Ivan Nova, who is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April.
New York Mets Lineup:
- DH Eric Young Jr
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- LF Chris Young
- RF Curtis Granderson
- CF Juan Lagares
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- SS Ruben Tejada
- The Mets have won five consecutive games against the Yankees dating back to 2013.
- The Yankees have lost eight of their last 12 games.
- The Mets are 16-11 when Eric Young Jr is in the lineup Young will bat leadoff and be the designated hitter tonight.
- Juan Lagares is back in the lineup, hitting sixth and playing center field.
- Wilmer Flores is still out of the lineup with an illness. Ruben Tejada will hit ninth.
- Jacob DeGrom could make his major league debut tonight. DeGrom was called up by the Mets after Monday's game.
- Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup tonight after hyperextending his elbow hitting in the batting cage between innings Monday night. An MRI revealed an old bone spur and Beltran received a cortisone shot to try and avoid a DL stint.