Found June 22, 2012 on MetsOnline:

The New York Mets (38-32) will host the New York Yankees (41-27) tonight to kick-off the second meeting between these two New York City rivals. The Yankees come into this series on top of their division, with a 2.5 game lead over the Orioles. The Yankees are red hot coming into this series, with a 13-3 record in their last 16 games. However, they have dropped their last two, while the Mets have won three straight.

Tonight’s Lineups:


#Mets Friday lineup vs. the Yankees: Torres-8; Cedeno-6; Wright-5, Hairston-7, Duda-9, Turner-4, Davis-3, Nickeas-2, Niese-1

— New York Mets (@Mets) June 22, 2012


#Yankees lineup vs Mets: Jeter SS, Granderson CF, Teixeira 1B, A-Rod 3B, Cano 2B, Swisher RF, Jones LF, Martin C, Pettitte P #SubwaySeries

— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 22, 2012


I think everyone clearly can see which lineup is more explosive, experienced, and probably better (the Yankees), but it’s all about bring it together on game day. The Mets need to keep getting big hits in big situations, and Niese has got to bring his A-game. The Mets will not out slug the Yankees, but if they play smarter and get the clutch hits they can pull away with game one of this three game series.

Pitching Probables:

Jon Niese (4-3, 3.82 ERA) will be on the hill for the Mets.

Jonathon Niese (4-3, 3.82) opposed Pettitte on June 10 and allowed two unearned runs in seven innings.

Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.77 ERA) will start for the Mets.

Pettitte is 8-5 with a 3.66 ERA against the Mets. He gave up three runs — two earned — in six innings of a 5-4 victory June 10.

Game Notes:

  • Mets 3B David Wright is 11-for-24 lifetime against Andy Pettitte. Wright’s .458 career BA is the second-highest of any active player versus Pettitte (min. 20 PA), trailing only Pettitte’s Yankee teammate Mark Teixeira (.478).
  • The Yankees are batting .218 with RISP, among the lowest in the major leagues.
  • Mets pitchers are posting a 1.25 ERA in going 3-1 in their last four games at Citi Field.
  • Mets starting pitchers have a 2.98 ERA at home and have lasted at least six innings in 12 straight games there.

Let’s Go Mets!


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