The Mets (39-47, 11 GB in NL East, 6 GB in NL wild card) take on the Yankees (54-29, 5.5 GA in AL East) in the final Subway Series game of 2019 on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
Since his first-inning home run in Game 2 of the Yankees-Mets doubleheader on June 11, Pete Alonso is slashing .347/.484/.736 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs. ... Michael Conforto has struggled in his Subway Series career, as he has a .194/.267/.373 batting line with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 20 games against the Yankees. ... Dominnic Smith has a .337/.406/.651 batting line with seven home runs and nine RBIs in 23 starts. In 50 games off the bench, he is hitting .297/.435/.432 with one home run and five RBIs.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|James Paxton, LHP||Jason Vargas, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (9-2, 3.86 ERA) returns from a left hip flexor strain. ... German, who hasn't pitched since June 7, was 1-1 with a 7.32 ERA over his previous four starts prior to going on the injured list, having allowed 17 runs (16 earned) and 26 hits in 19 2/3 innings. ... He started the season 8-1 with a 2.50 ERA through May 15.
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.66 ERA), who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his last 11 starts. ... Vargas struck out a season-high 10 batters in his most recent outing against the Phillies last Wednesday. ... While the 36-year-old Vargas is 2-2 with a 4.34 ERA in eight road starts, he is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA in six games (five starts) at Citi Field this year.
The Mets begin a three-game series at home against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, while the Yankees finish the first half of the season with a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.