Mets at Yankees Fantasy Betting Match Preview
The Subway Series is renewed for a pair of New York clubs headed in different directions. The Yankees are angling to make trades and bolster an already-stacked roster. The Mets are testing the trade market and could soon deal some big-name pitchers. This game on July 20 should be a cracker.
Noah Syndergaard (5-1, 2.97 ERA) would be one of the best pitchers on the planet if he could just stay healthy. He recently returned from a finger injury and impressed with five innings and one run allowed and will work on extra rest for this game.
Domingo German (2-5, 5.49 ERA) gets to start again because the Yankees have yet to make a deal to upgrade their rotation. The righty was not great his last time out (4.0 IP, 6 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 6 SO) and, with the trade deadline looming, this could be his final start before reinforcements are brought to the Bronx.
Better play: Syndergaard
Does this need an explanation? When healthy, Thor is a Cy Young candidate. German? Well, he isn’t that. Advantage: Mets.
Who should start
- Jose Bautista has been better than most people expected. This month has not been as kind to him as June, but he is worth a start because of the way he hits in Yankee Stadium. Over his career, he has a .279/.318/.562 batting line in “The House That Jeter Built”
- Miguel Andujar has rebounded from a slow June to an impressive July. The power is less than stellar, but he is getting on base at a .362 clip and the rookie loves hitting at home.
Who should sit
- Asdrubal Cabrera is the Mets’ best hitter, but he was hit on the hand prior to the All-Star break. He could be their easiest trade chip to move, and they won’t hesitate to keep him out of game action if there is heightened risk of injury.
- Giancarlo Stanton spent a lot of time in the same division as Syndergaard when with the Miami Marlins. Syndergaard dominated him to the tune of an 0-for-11 batting line with six strikeouts.
Mets to win, The pitching matchup is too much to overcome despite the overall talent advantage held by the Yankees. They could still win the series, but the opener looks destined for the Queens club’s win column.