The scenery now shifts in the Mets-Yankees series as Yankee Stadium will play host for the final two games of the four-game set. The Subway Series was split in Queens with the Mets taking Game 2 last night 7-1. The Yankees are hoping home field advantage will give them an edge as the Mets gained momentum heading to the Bronx.
Wednesday 7:05 PM: Steven Matz (8-7, 3.35 ERA) vs. Chad Green (1-2, 4.56 ERA)
Just after winning in Miami for the first time since May 25, Matz is back in the losing column as he was hit hard by the Colorado Rockies. In six innings, the rookie allowed two earned runs on ten hits. The lefty is still in search for the stuff he had in the beginning of the season where he won seven straight starts.
Green, who is normally a reliever, will get the start tonight in place of Ivan Nova, who was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 25-year-old righty has started three times this year for the Yanks earning only one win. Since his last start on July 8, Green hasn’t allowed a run in three relief appearances.
Pitching Edge: Matz gets the edge with Green not used to the starting role.
Thursday 7:05 PM: Bartolo Colon (9-6, 3.58 ERA) v Nathan Eovaldi (9-7, 4.78 ERA)
Colon was beat up by the Rockies in his last appearances as he earned the loss at Citi Field. Five runs came across in five innings resulting in an early exit for the 43-year-old.
Eovaldi had been doing well before his last start winning three out of four starts. However, in Tampa Bay against the Rays, his three earned runs let up in six innings was enough to earn him the loss. Eovaldi is a streaky starter and has been all season, so it will be interesting to see which one shows up tomorrow night.
Pitching Edge: With both starters being streaky, it is hard to give anyone the edge. Eovaldi has done well at home, though, so he will get a slight edge in this one.