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Yankees at Mets: Is Today the Day for 500?

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With an off day coming, I expect to see Mariano Rivera play either way. What better way to cap a sweep of the Mets than with a milestone for the greatest closer ever?

For that to happen, though, Chien Ming Wang is going to have to step up and perform in a way he hasn't lately. If you had bet me a hundred dollars last May that the sinkerballer would go a year between victories I would have called you a fool.

Wang has shown the old life on his pitches in his last couple of outings, but the endurance isn't there yet.

The offense wasn't quite intimidating yesterday, but it was efficient. I'd love to see Arod, Posada, and a few others all get hot together and power us through the next stretch.


Lineup

New York Yankees @ New York Mets

06/28/09 8:05 PM EDT

New York Yankees New York Mets
Derek Jeter - SS Daniel Murphy - 1B
Nick Swisher - RF Alex Cora - SS
Mark Teixeira - 1B David Wright - 3B
Alex Rodriguez - 3B Gary Sheffield - LF
Robinson Cano - 2B Fernando Tatis - RF
Jorge Posada - C Fernando Martinez - CF
Melky Cabrera - LF Brian Schneider - C
Brett Gardner - CF Luis Castillo - 2B
Chien-Ming Wang - P Livan Hernandez - P