In fact the Yankees vs Mets is not the first great historical rivalry in New York baseball. During the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers were the major rivals in New York City. However these teams moved to California and Yankees and Mets became the stars of New York baseball. Since 1997, the two teams have met 103 times, the Yankees won 60 of these games (56 in regular season, and 4 in the World Series) and the Mets 43 (42 in regular season, and 1 in the World Series). Even if Yankees fans almost outnumber Mets fans by two to one in New York, Mets are believed to be more invested in their team and to follow more baseball.
Here we go New York, New York. Mets vs. Yankees. Taijuan Walker (6-3, 2.38 ERA) goes for the Amazin’s. Numbers are solid overall. Took a pounding in Washington (four runs, 10 hits) on June 20, but rebounded, three-hitting Philly over five last Friday. Bombers counter with Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 4.06 ERA)
With Gerritt Cole struggling with substances (or lack thereof), Montgomery needed to step up at Fenway last Saturday. Boston battered Monty for three runs, eight hits. Mets have been the more reliable team, and the Boomtown Rats, Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil, are together again. Play the Mets for 20 units
Mariners clipped the Jays 7-2. Toronto wore Canada Day unis and Hyun Jin Ryu, looking extra rotund in red, allowed five runs. Down -1,568 redruffings.