Friday, June 26, 2009

Subway Series Heats Up Citi


After Yankees took two out of three from Mets two weeks ago at Yankee Stadium, Bombers look to do the same at Citi Field in renewal of Subway Series this weekend. (Photo courtesy of WFAN's Mike McCann...you can see this and a lot more great baseball pictures at Mike McCann's Engaging Images)

Let the rivalry begin once again; this time in Flushing.

That's right, it's Subway Series time again. After the Yankees took two out of three from Atlanta, the Bombers head to Citi Field this weekend to take on a Mets team that won three in a four-game series with the Cardinals earlier in the week; the last two behind stellar outings from Fernando Nieve and Johan Santana.

Tonight, Mike Pelfrey is the latest young Met starter to take the mound for Jerry Manuel. The 5-2 Pelfrey will be opposed by CC Sabathia. Tomorrow, Tim Redding gets the start after it was decided that John Maine would need another rehab start in the minor leagues. Redding will go against A.J. Burnett tomorrow night. In the nightcap on Sunday, Livan Hernandez will face Chien-Ming Wang, who is still looking for his first win of the season.

The Yankees took two of three from the Mets at Yankee Stadium two weeks ago, winning the first game 9-8 on a dropped popup by Mets second baseman Luis Castillo. Nieve pitched brilliantly for the Mets in the second game, providing the Flushing faithful with a 6-2 victory. Game 3 saw Santana and the Met bullpen get crushed by a score of 15-0.

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