The Yankees (40-24, T-1st in AL East) take on the Mets (32-33, 5.0 GB in NL East) in the first game of a two-game Subway Series on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Over his last 13 games, Gleyber Torres is hitting just .196 with two home runs and seven RBI. ... Luke Voit, currently the leading vote-getter among American League first basemen for the All-Star game, is slashing .308/.400/.538 with two home runs and four RBI over his last 10 games. ... The Yankees' bullpen has the third-worst ERA (6.59) in June, while the Mets' 8.05 bullpen ERA is the highest in that span.
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Pete Alonso, DH||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Clint Frazier, DH|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA), who has dominated on the mound in his last two starts. ... Vargas is coming off a five-hit shutout of the San Francisco Giants last Wednesday. In three starts since returning from the injured list, Vargas is 1-1 with a 0.86 ERA, having struck out 17 batters in 21 innings. ... Vargas is 1-2 with a 4.87 ERA in five road starts, while he is 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA in five games (four starts) at Citi Field this season.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA), who has struggled recently. The 30-year-old Tanaka is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in his last two starts, allowing nine runs (eight earned) and 15 hits in 12 innings. ... Tanaka, who makes his return from the paternity list, is 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in seven starts at Yankee Stadium, while he is 1-3 with a 3.89 ERA on the road this year. ... In four career starts against the Mets, Tanaka is 1-2 with a 3.08 ERA.
The teams are set to play the second game of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.
James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees, while Zack Wheeler (5-3, 4.61 ERA) will pitch for the Mets.