The New York Yankees and New York Mets will cap off the Subway Series tonight after last month’s rainout postponed the rubber match of a split series. The Yankees lost the first game 7-5 as Noah Syndergaard shut down the Yankees, but the Bombers bounced back with a nail-biting 7-6 win the next day. Masahiro Tanaka would have started this game last month, but the rain has set up a duel between Luis Severino and Jacob deGrom for New York supremacy tonight.
Though Severino will surely be up to the challenge of battling deGrom, he has struggled since the month of July. Over that span, Severino is just 3-3 with a 6.05 ERA. His velocity is down, he’s allowed over a hit per inning and has surrendered 60 percent of his season’s home runs in just his last seven starts. The Yankees will need Severino to be at the top of his game tonight to beat deGrom and to regain his confidence.
Meanwhile, deGrom has had a historically great season. He has just a 6-7 record despite a 1.77 ERA due to the Mets’ overall incompetence, but he is more than holding up his end of the bargain. He has had seven starts where he’s allowed no runs and he’s struck out more than 10 batters six times. In his lone start against the Yankees this year, deGrom went eight innings and allowed just two earned runs, but he took the tough-luck loss.
How to watch
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
First pitch: 7:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TV broadcast: ESPN
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280