- Teams have split the first two games of the series
- Both teams looking for a Wild Card berth
- Offenses have dominated the first two matchups
The New York Yankees and New York Mets are set to wrap up a series on Sunday night at Citi Field, and this will be nationally televised on ESPN. Each team has picked up a win so far this weekend, and this will be the rubber match.
The Yankees come into this game with a record of 79-63, and they remain in the Wild Card race in the AL. This team has been extremely streaky, and it will need a big finish to the season.
The Mets are just 71-72 on the year, and it is going to take a monster finish to reach the NL Playoffs. This team was leading the NL East for much of the season, but a number of injuries have set them back.
Yankees vs Mets Schedule
- Where: Citi Field, Queens, NY
- When: Sunday, September 12, 8:00 PM ET
- How to Watch: ESPN
Yankees vs Mets Vegas Odds
Yankees Need Some Pitching
The Yankees have not yet announced a starting pitcher for the series finale on Sunday night, and they don’t have a ton of great options. This team was able to get some outs on Saturday night, but the series opener was a disaster.
Aaron Judge has been leading the offense for the Yankees, but he is going to need some help. Judge leads the team with 32 home runs and 79 RBIs, but he will have the full attention of the Mets on Sunday night.
Mets Have Streaky Offense
The Mets have been able to use the injury excuse for an inconsistent offense this season, but that won’t work anymore. New York is hitting just .239 as a team, and they have some games where they don’t put up much offense at all.
Carlos Carrasco will be making this start on Sunday night, and he has not pitched well for the Mets yet. Carrasco is 1-2 with a 5.88 ERA, and keeping the ball in the park will be a big key in this matchup.
Even if Carrasco is able to pitch well on Sunday night, the Mets offense is going to have to find a way to score some runs.
Prediction & Pick
Who will win tonight’s MLB game:
Look for the offenses to be slowed down a bit in this game, as each team will be using a number of pitchers to get through this game. This will be the most competitive game of the series, but the road team picks up a win.
New York Yankees 5 – New York Mets 4
- New York Yankees Win