New York Mets at New York Yankees
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 11, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
New York Yankees -175 / New York Mets +155
The New York Mets and the New York Yankees meet in game two of a Subway Series doubleheader in interleague MLB action on Tuesday.
The New York Mets will look to keep the momentum going after winning four of their last five games with Monday’s opener postponed following a series victory over Colorado with a 6-1 win in the rubber match on Sunday. Todd Frazier went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. J.D. Davis had a triple and an RBI while Carlos Gomez added an RBI of his own to round out New York’s scoring in the win. Michael Conforto went 2 for 4 with a double while Amed Rosario and Adeiny Hechavarria each had base hits as well in the winning effort for the Mets. Noah Syndergaard got the win to improve to 4-4 on the year after throwing seven shutout innings, striking out seven while allowing just one hit in the victory. Jason Vargas will start this one and is 2-3 with a 3.57 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. In his career, Vargas is 0-7 with a 6.84 ERA and 39 strikeouts against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees will look to pick up a positive result after dropping five of their last seven games, but did pull out a 7-6 win in their series finale on Sunday. Luke Voit and Brett Gardner each had two RBIs with Gardner hitting a home run while Voit had a double. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier each had an RBI to round out the Yankees’ scoring as a team in the win with Hicks and Frazier each adding a double. Cameron Maybin and Gary Sanchez each had a double with Maybin going 2 for 5 to cap off New York’s offense as a team in victory. Aroldis Chapman picked up the win in relief while Stephen Tarpley struck out the side in the 10th for his 1st save. James Paxton will start this game and is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career start against the Mets.
The Mets are 11-5 in Vargas’ last 16 starts and 6-21 in their last 27 road games while the over is 9-1-1 in their last 11 interleague road games against a team with a left-handed starter. New York is 5-1 in Paxton’s last 6 starts and 45-22 in their last 67 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 9-2-1 in their last 12 home games. The Mets are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
It’s hard to make a pick when you don’t know who played the first half of the doubleheader and how it went down, but we’re going to try anyways. The logical pick would be the Yankees at home given Vargas’ career struggles against the Yankees. However, Vargas has allowed one run or less in six of his last seven starts while Paxton is still getting his feet wet after spending nearly a month on the IL. If Vargas can toss another solid outing, I like his chances to get one over on the Yankees, and given that the Mets have been in better form as of late, this seems like a good spot to take a shot on the Mets here.