CC Sabathia (0-3, 4.35 ERA) and Matt Harvey (3-0, 3.50 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (10-7) and the New York Mets (13-4) at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 6-1 and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 25 and can be seen on SNY, PIX11 and FS1.
Sabathia is 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts against the Mets. Mark Teixeira (.218, 11 Rs, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and four RBIs. When pitching against the Yankees, Harvey is 0-0 with a 1.12 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts. Travis d'Arnaud (.317, 5 Rs, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Mets, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
New York takes on New York as a -120 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at seven runs. The Yankees have recorded an overall money line of +223 and have shown high-level performance as an underdog this season with a record of 6-4. Against the NL, they have had a solid season, earning 6-4 and 9-7 records as the underdog and SU respectively. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 58.
Over in the other dugout, New York is coming in with an overall money line of +1,048 and an impressive record of 10-1 as the favorite. They have been a force to be reckoned with over their last 10 games. They were unbeaten, managing a perfect record both SU and as the favorite. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Mets are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.11 for the season.
The Yankees have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Yankees have a 6-5 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Harvey takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, the Mets are 9-1, while the Yankees are 4-4.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Mets are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Yankees have a 3-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees and the Mets are both undefeated. The Yankees have a 5-0 record in these situations while the Mets are 7-0.
Ranking ninth, the Mets are in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 74 this season. The Yankees rank in the top five at second with 91.
The Yankees rank at the top of the league when it comes to walks with 72 this season. The Mets rank in the top five at fourth with 61.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 7-6. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 6-1 record.