The Big Apple will be in the spotlight on Wednesday when the New York Yankees hosts the New York Mets in Game 3 of the latest edition of the “Subway Series”.
The Mets will go with Steven Matz (8-7, 3.35), who lost for the fourth time in five decisions in a 6-1 loss to Colorado at home. Matz allowed two runs on 10 hits over six innings, but he’s been hurt by a lack of run support. The Mets have scored two runs or less in each of his four recent losses. Matz has faced the Yankees just once in his career, taking a win last year in his rookie season.
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The Yankees were going to give the ball to Ivan Nova (7-6, 4.90), but he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the deadline on Monday. The Yankees lost four straight to end July and while sitting with a .500 record in fourth place in the American League East, decided to have a big fire sale. Carlos Beltran and All-Star reliever Andrew Miller were also moved. A lot of young prospects are in the process of being called up as this team will look very different down the stretch of the season.