The Yankees and the Mets have spectacularly headed in reverse instructions since they met for 2 video games at Citi Field late final month.
The Mets (79-44) swept their crosstown rivals in that sequence to kick off a 20-7 run, culminating in Sunday’s wild, 10-9 comeback victory in Philadelphia.
Beginning with these two losses to the Mets, in the meantime, the Yankees (74-48) have dropped 17 of 25, together with Sunday’s 4-2 win to keep away from a four-game sweep by the Blue Jays.
Weather allowing (there’s rain within the forecast), the first-place locals will conflict for an additional pair of interleague video games starting Monday night time on the Stadium. Here are probably the most marked modifications among the many two groups since they final met and what to look at for this week:
⚾ Jacob deGrom nonetheless hadn’t returned from his year-long IL stint in the course of the earlier sequence. He is penciled in to pitch Tuesday night time, although the climate or Taijuan Walker’s availability might immediate Buck Showalter to push the two-time Cy Young winner again one sport to Thursday towards the Rockies at Citi Field. The Yankees will see Max Scherzer for the second time this season Monday night time after the Mets’ co-ace tossed seven shutout innings in a 3-2 win in late July.
⚾ Aaron Boone uncharacteristically slammed the desk throughout his post-game press convention following Saturday’s sleepy loss, however the Yankees’ lineup continued to indicate little resistance Sunday till Andrew Benintendi’s first dwelling run since his deadline acquisition from the Royals offered the go-ahead runs within the seventh inning after the Jays had tied the rating within the prime half. If you’re into this kind of factor, John Sterling’s home-run name for Benintendi’s long-awaited first blast since June 20 was: “Benny…oh, Molto Bene! It’s raining Bennies from Heaven!” We’ll enable it.
⚾ Rookie jack-of-all-trades Oswaldo Cabrera has excelled defensively wherever Boone has used him since a mid-week callup from Triple-A, most just lately a Derek Jeter-style bounce throw for an out at first within the eighth inning Sunday. He additionally robbed a house run in proper area on Friday night time, and made a tumbling catch over the rolled-up tarp the next day. He’s solely 3-for-19 (.158) on the plate in his first 5 video games, however Cabrera deserves extra enjoying time due to his glove, particularly as fellow utility man Marwin Gonzalez has managed simply two hits (2-for-36) since June 29.
⚾ You can argue the Yankees have manner too many retired numbers, however they offered just a few good touches to the Paul O’Neill pregame ceremony, which featured boos for Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman. The group introduced the present YES analyst with a personalised water cooler in honor of, let’s simply say, his fiery dugout demeanor whereas sporting pinstripes from 1993-2001. I’m nonetheless of the idea that MLB ought to retire No. 21 league-wide in honor of Roberto Clemente, as they did with Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 and because the NBA will do that season in honor of late Celtics legend Bill Russell.
⚾ Speaking of bashing water coolers, Boone has been searching for a spark from someplace or somebody from his flailing crew, so you may perceive Gerrit Cole and others stepping out of the dugout after Aaron Judge was drilled by All-Star starter Alek Manoah in Sunday’s fifth inning. Cool work by Judge to shortly defuse the state of affairs, although, by motioning to Cole and the remainder of the crew to face down. But think about what a real MLB super-heavyweight bout between the 6-foot-7, 282-pound Judge and the 6-foot-6, 285-pound Manoah might need seemed like.
⚾ What extra are you able to say about the comeback proclivities of the Mets, who overcame deficits of 4-0, 7-4 and 8-7 on Sunday towards the Phillies to negate a shaky debut begin by fill-in starter Jose Butto and take three of 4 from the Phillies — and 14 of 19 within the season sequence? With the Astros downing the Braves, 5-4, in Atlanta, Buck Showalter’s membership nudged again to 4 video games in entrance of the defending World Series champions within the NL East race with 39 video games remaining.
⚾ Both groups obtained bullpen boosts Sunday, starting with deadline pickup Lou Trivino nailing down the ultimate seven outs for the Yankees. Rookie lefty Nate Fisher — maybe that identify sounds acquainted for followers of the HBO present “Six Feet Under” — labored three scoreless innings in his big-league debut to permit the Mets to return again on Mark Canha’s game-tying and go-ahead dwelling runs.
Today’s again web page
‘Spida’ senses tingling once more
A couple of issues to unpack from longtime Post beat author Marc Berman’s report over the weekend about the rekindled Donovan Mitchell commerce talks between the Knicks and the Jazz after a number of weeks with little reported motion.
The largest factor that jumped out to me was the notion that the Knicks would possibly desire to maintain Quentin Grimes slightly than RJ Barrett in any deal — in a package deal with a slew of first-round draft picks — for the three-time All-Star guard from Westchester.
“There is belief around the league [Tom] Thibodeau would prefer to give up Barrett in a deal than shooting guard Quentin Grimes, who is coming off a solid rookie year, and a summer league in which he looked quicker and more sculpted. Grimes is a better defender and 3-point shooter than Barrett,” Berman wrote.
Perhaps this improvement within the talks additionally gives a window into the Knicks’ determination or plans on whether or not to signal Barrett to a max extension value as much as $188 million earlier than the season begins.
For love of the sport
It was enjoyable to see videos of the Orioles and the Red Sox mingling and having fun with the youngsters from the U.S. and different nations Sunday on the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The MLB gamers signed and obtained autographs, they usually even joined within the current custom of “sledding” down the hill past the outfield wall on giant items of cardboard, even when Orioles infielder Richie Martin was seen colliding with a younger fan.
Our native consultant, Massapequa Coast Little League, had its elimination sport Sunday washed out by rain. The Long Islanders as a substitute will face Hollidaysburg (Pa.) on Monday morning at 11 a.m.
Major Leeds soccer
There have already got been a slew of sudden outcomes to start out the English Premier League marketing campaign. Leeds upended Chelsea, 3-0, on Sunday behind American coach Jesse Marsch and a crazy first EPL goal by USMNT attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson.
Leeds, which completed seventeenth within the desk final season — one spot above the relegation line — has registered two wins and a attract its first three matches.
Newcastle additionally almost pulled off a significant upset Sunday, main Manchester City, 3-1, early within the second half earlier than late targets by Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva acquired the two-time reigning league champions degree.