Time To Take The 7 Train

When the 2015 schedule came out you knew that this upcoming series against the Mets would be a big deal, they always are. But, only the most optimistic New York baseball fan could expect the matchup to be this big.

For one thing, both teams are closing in on a playoff spot. The Mets have come out of nowhere to pass supplant the Nationals at the kings of the NL East. They have the hottest hitter on the planet right now- Yoenis Cespedes who has 17 homers in his 43 games with the team. They have the most vilified pitcher in the league right now, Matt Harvey. And they have a fan base that is hoping that the Mets  deal a huge blow to the Yankees’ playoff hopes.

And we have some great pitching matchups. Tonight we have Tanaka versus the latest rookie sensation in Queens- Steven Matz. Tomorrow we get Pineda versus their previous rookie sensation, Noah Syndergaard. And Sunday night we get CC Sabathia versus the anti-Sabathia, and former fan favorite, Matt Harvey.

It’s going to be an incredibly challenging weekend for the Yankees, and you just have to hope that Tanaka gets them off on the right foot.