The Yankees (41-18) continue the Subway Series against the Mets (27-33) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:15.
The Yankees are a season-high 23 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2012 season at 28 games over .500 with a 95-67 record. ... The Yankees are 12-1-1 over their last 14 completed series. ... The Yankees enter play on Saturday with a 0.5 game lead in the AL East over the Red Sox.
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Domingo German, RHP||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Steven Matz, LHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (3.42 ERA/5.10 FIP, 1.23 WHIP in 52.2 innings over 11 starts), who took a loss in his last start despite giving up two runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Matz has a 2.32 ERA (eight earned runs/31.0 innings) over his last six starts. He has allowed two earned runs with 12 strikeouts in his last 16.0 innings (1.13 ERA) over three starts.
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (5.44 ERA/4.39 FIP, 1.33 WHIP in 41.1 innings over five starts), who received a loss in his last start. Against the Tigers he gave up four runs in 6.2 innings with three strikeouts and two walks.
German is yet to get a win this season, losing all four of his decisions. The only time he pitched more than six innings was his last start and has given up three runs or more in his last four starts.
More Yankees Notes...
The Yankees are a Major League-best 14-4 this season when they face a left-handed starting pitcher ... Brett Gardner has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games. ... Giancarlo Stanton hit his 15th home run of the season on Friday and is one of three players with at least 15HR in each of the last nine seasons. ... Aroldis Chapman earned his 16th save of the season last year.