Yankees, Mets set up Subway Series with serious sizzle

Sep 30, 2021 上海后花园1314

Mets fans, your long municipal nightmare is over. The Mets' time as New York's "other" team gets a true test this weekend in a Subway Series at Yankee Stadium. They enter with the best record in baseball and an 11-game winning streak.The Yankees, meantime, have won six of seven, including taking three of four from the heavyweight Tigers, to move into a first-place tie in the AL East. There are larger-than-life players, such as the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, and two fan bases eager to grab bragging rights, the New York Daily News noted.MORE: Top 10 moments in Subway Series history | Rodriguez: "It's been one long boo for 15 years." “It’s going to be awesome,” said Rodriguez, who missed a season's worth of New York-New York while serving a suspension. “The Stadium should be rocking. Our fans are ready and their fans are ready, too. It’s fun for the players and even more fun for the fans.“They’re sizzling hot. I don’t know if we’re playing THAT well.”Harvey, who starts Saturday against CC Sabathia, said he began hearing “Yankees Suck!” chants Thursday afternoon at Citi Field as the Mets finished a sweep of the Braves.“That stuff, obviously, is pretty back and forth,” he said. “It’s a fun series for the fans, of course, and for people watching, with the history and how we’re both playing.”“I know there’s a lot of Mets pride going on," Yankees third baseman Chase Headley said, "and I know there’s a lot of Yankees stuff for years and years, so I look forward to the environment. I think it’s good. Probably nobody likes to hear that (who is) a Yankees fan, but I thin

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k it’s good for baseball when both teams are good.”The Mets are always battling with their Bronx rivals for attention, but pitcher Jacob DeGrom said the team's hot start might be having a positive effect."We’ve been playing good, and we want to keep that going, so I think people are starting to notice that,” said DeGrom, who gets the start on Friday against Michael Pineda.Added Rodriguez: “It’s always fun to play the Mets. That’s one of the things I missed the most while I was gone for such a long time. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate our great game in front of all New Yorkers.”

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