The Mets (53-65) will play the final game of a four-game set with the Yankees (64-55) at Citi Field tonight.
The Yankees are looking for the third Subway Series season sweep in the 21-year history of the interleague rivalry. The Mets won all four games in 2013, and the Yankees won all six in 2003...
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Steven Matz (2-6, 5.54 ERA), who gave up two runs in 5.2 innings against the Phillies during his last start. It was only the second time in his past eight starts that he allowed two runs or fewer in a game.
"You're talking about a guy that's had (multiple) elbow operations and you're never going to be 100 percent," Terry Collins said about Matz earlier this week. "Out of 30-something starts, you're not going to feel good a majority of the time. You've got to learn how to get through it and I think his last start really did that."
Matz is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees.
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
Luis Severino (9-5, 3.32), who suffered the worst start of his career this past Saturday.
In 4.1 innings, he allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on eight hits to the first-place Red Sox. Prior to getting crushed by the Red Sox, he had allowed just eight runs during his previous six starts, a stretch in which he went 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA.
"He made some mistakes," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said following the loss. "He's been so good and executing so well, and we haven't seen that for a while. But it just shows that he's human."