9/18/15 Game Preview: Tanaka vs. Matz

The Mets (83-63) take on the Yankees (80-65) at 7:10 tonight at Citi Field to open up a September Subway Series. Masahiro Tanaka (3.40 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 0.99 WHIP in 143 IP over 22 starts) takes on Steven Matz (1.88 ERA, 4.73 FIP, 1.08 WHIP in 24 IP over 4 starts). In Tanaka’s one start against the Mets, from 2014, he threw a complete game shutout at Citi Field. The Yankees have pitched 18 straight scoreless innings at Citi Field coming into tonight’s game.

Lineups:

Yankees:

  1. Brett Gardner, CF (L)
  2. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  3. Carlos Beltran, RF (S)
  4. Chris Young, LF (R)
  5. Greg Bird, 1B (L)
  6. JR Murphy, C (R)
  7. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  8. Brendan Ryan, 2B (R)
  9. Masahiro Tanaka, P (R)

Mets:

  1. Curtis Granderson, RF (L)
  2. Yoenis Cespedes, CF (R)
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  4. David Wright, 3B (R)
  5. Lucas Duda, 1B (L)
  6. Travis d’Arnaud, C (R)
  7. Michael Conforto, LF (L)
  8. Wilmer Flores, SS (R)
  9. Steven Matz, P (R)

Sorry for the limited pregame info, I will be attending tonight’s game. Game recap will be late tonight.

As always, LET’S GO METS!

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