The Mets (39-55) and Yankees (62-33) begin a Subway Series rematch to kick off the second half of the season at Yankee Stadium on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
Yoenis Cespedes was activated off the DL on Friday, and is set to bat second in this contest. ...The Mets are 6-6 in their last 12 games. They have gone 16 straight series without a series win. ...The Mets are 1-2 in the Subway Series this year, losing two of three at home in their last meeting. They avoided the sweep on June 10.
|Brandon Nimmo, RF||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, DH||Aaron Judge, DH|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Wilmer Flores, 1B||Giancarlo Stanton, RF|
|Michael Conforto, LF||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Jose Bautista, 3B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Matthew den Dekker, CF||Neil Walker, 2B|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (2.97 ERA/2.63 FIP, 1.22 WHIP in 69.2 innings), who will make his second start since returning from the DL with a strained right index finger.
Syndergaard threw well in his return to Citi Field, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out three and walking two over five innings against the Nationals.
Thor has not allowed more than three runs in each of his 11 starts since his four-run outing on Opening Day.
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Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (5.49 ERA/4.42 FIP, 1.30 WHIP in 78.2 innings), who imploded in his last start against the Indians. German allowed six runs on five hits while striking out six and walking four over four innings. This outing came after a start that saw one-run ball over six innings from the rookie right-hander.
German's ERA is very high this season, but looking at his home/road splits, he likes to pitch at Yankee Stadium. He owns a 4.79 ERA compared to a 6.27 ERA in away starts this season.
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More Mets Notes...
Jacob deGrom pitching in the third innings in the All-Star Game earlier this week. His only blemish was allowing a solo homer to Mike Trout. ...Amed Rosario is hitting .400 (8-20) in his last six games. He also owns a .392 OPS over his last 16 games. ...Asdrubal Cabrera has 52 RBI on the season, which is the most first-half RBI of his career