May 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) reacts to striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eleventh inning at Citi Field. The Pillies defeated the Mets 3-2. (Photo Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

YGY Series Preview Show Rewind: Subway Series Preview (5/12-5/15)

On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Series Preview Show, I began the episode by talking about the New York Yankees (19-17) losing two out of three to the Milwaukee Brewers. Despite winning the series opener behind another strong outing by Masahiro Tanaka, the Bronx Bombers were not able to find a way to win two gems that were each decided by one run. The main injury in that series revolved around starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday due to inflammation in his right knee and will have further tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Now, the Yankees head back to New York for an annual local series.

For the second straight year, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets (17-19) will take part in a four-game series that will be played in two different ballparks: two games at Yankee Stadium and two at Citi Field. It has been a rough May for the Mets as they have lost eight of their last ten games. While the starting pitching has been one of the more consistent rotations in the game (6th in MLB in quality starts), the team has had significant issues both in their lineup (30th in slugging percentage) and out of the bullpen.

There is one interesting twist to this Subway Series as Curtis Granderson (.185, 3 HR, 14 RBI)  will make his first visit to Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday since leaving the Bronx Bombers. For Terry Collins‘ team, it is a chance to try to repeat the four-game sweep the Mets had against the Yankees a season ago. Can David Wright (.289, 2 HR, 22 RBI) and company do it again?

For this episode, I was able to speak with Brian Sausa, a staff writer at Fansided’s New York site, Empire Writes Back. Here are some of the topics that Brian and I discussed on the show:

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