After breaking the Mets' 11-game win streak last night, the Yanks will look to keep their 4-game win streak going and seal the series win this afternoon in a marquee matchup between CC Sabathia and Matt Harvey. For CC, he hopes to continue his trend of pitching better and better in each outing. On Monday in Detroit, he took the unfortunate loss after throwing a complete game and allowing two earned runs against a team that was, at the time, the hottest in baseball. Going up against the Mets and their fairly righty-heavy lineup, he'll hopefully have better luck with run support today, but that could be a difficult task with Harvey on the mound.
Harvey has looked decent for someone returning from a season missed due to Tommy John, and it's safe to assume the best has yet to come for him on the young season. He's gone exactly 6 innings in each of his first three starts, but each has gotten progressively shakier. In his last start, against the Marlins, he allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs, although he was admittedly feeling under the weather that day. It will be Harvey's first time back at Yankee Stadium since last September, and Harvey's first time pitching against the Yankees since May of 2013, when he pitched an 8 inning, 10 strikeout gem in a tough 2-1 loss for the Yanks.
The lineup looks similar to last night's, save for one former Met, the struggling Carlos Beltran, being swapped out for another, Chris Young. First pitch is at 4:05 pm, and can be seen on WPIX or Fox Sports 1.
#yankees lineup: Ellsbury 8, Gardner 7, A-Rod DH, Tex 3, McCann 2, Young 9, Headley 5, Drew 4, Didi 6.— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) April 25, 2015