MIAMI – Trevor May is pleased that the second installment of the 2021 Subway Series will be played in Queens, not the Bronx.
The last time rivals met – at the end of the fourth week of July – the Mets Reliever, noting the rise of Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo in the Yankees – is counting on City Field to help neutralize this improved lineup. ۔
Max said on Thursday that before he lost 3-2 to the Marlins, “the Yankees are never ashamed to have every power bat in their team in the league.” This is not uncommon. These are the people with whom you have to be a little more careful and not let them defeat you. Luckily we’re playing in our park’s cemetery, so it’s helpful. We will keep the 314-foot family to a minimum.
The last part of this comment was a short shot in the right field of Yankee Stadium. May accurately reminded Geo Archila that the Yankees avoided a three-run homer against Corey Oswalt in the final subway series that barely cleared the right-field fence in a double-header nightcap.
“It was a homer, not anywhere else, which happens a lot,” May said. “Playing Major League Baseball is part of the contract. But there’s really no shortage of lineups, but I think we have guys who get along well. [velocity] And weapons of power are something they don’t do well, so I think we match well and we’re in a good place.
Both teams are eager for victories. In pursuit of their respective playoffs and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 will be the backdrop for the weekend.
Affected Yankees have lost six of 12 consecutive games since their 13-game winning streak began, reviving their season. Recent pitching staff deaths include Gert Cole, Zack Burton and Jameson Tallinn.
Matt, meanwhile, is still without his ace, Jacob de Groom, and Brendan Nemo was added to the injured list last weekend with a right hamstring.
Saturday’s pre-game festivals will include Mike Piazza, Bobby Valentine and Joe Toure, which will commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath. Piazza hit the most famous home run in Mets history on September 21, 2001, to help defeat the Braves, the first sporting event in New York since the attacks.
“It would be an honor for us to play against this opponent on such a memorable weekend with which we share a city and in the background where 20 years ago everyone Something happened. “An emotional game that can be part of the healing in many ways between the Mets and the Braves after 9/11.
“It was the beginning of it all. It’s something we hope the Yankees, as the Mets, as the baseball industry, are able to honor a dark chapter in our history.” You can fix it. “
Mets manager Luis Rosas said he expects an “adrenaline rush” from both teams.
“There’s a lot going on this weekend, we know, let’s play the game the way we did at the time,” Rosas said.
With five games falling behind the Braves in the NL East with Thursday’s loss, May could best describe the coming weekend.
“The stakes are always high with the Yankees, but just add that we’re either trying to strengthen the position or we’re chasing some teams that are ahead of us and then you have 9/11. Add to the 20th anniversary, “May said. “It will be very emotionally charged, and we probably won’t need much help in the interview department.”
– Additional reporting by Dan Martin.