On May 12th – 16th, the Mets and Yankees will play in another Subway series to decide the bragging rights of the Big Apple. Here is a report on the series…

Mets Projected Lineup

1- Juan Lagares- CF, (.316 AVG)

2- Daniel Murphy- 2B, (.308 AVG)

3- David Wright- 3B, (.277 AVG)

4- Curtis Granderson- RF, (.175 AVG)

5- Chris Young – LF, (.246 AVG)

6- Lucas Duda- 1B, (.266 AVG)

7- Travis D’Arnaud- C, (.200 AVG)

8- Ruben Tejada- SS, (.183 AVG)

9- Bobby Abreu – DH, (.176 AVG), (only DH @ Yankee Stadium, PH @ Citi Field)

9- Pitcher (@ Citi Field)

Mets- (Record as of May 9th – 16-17, 4th place in NL East, 3 Gms. back from 1st).  The Mets hitting must be up to the task against this Yankee pitching. In the 3 games the Mets will face (in order) – Hiroki Kuroda, Vidal Nuno and Masahiro Tanaka.  Tanaka is 4-0 on the year and the Japanese , monster money pickup by the Yankees is paying off with him throwing with a 2.53 ERA.  NYM will put out (in order)- Bartolo Colon, Zach Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia. Overall, the Mets starting pitching staff has been good, but Bartolo Colon has been lagging with a disappointing year so far. He is 2-5 with a 5.36 ERA. The bullpen has been a mess for the Mets, they can’t come in to save or keep the lead! This must be fixed or the Yankees will take advantage of them.  The Mets must start hitting or else they won’t keep up with this powerful Yanks squad either. Curtis Granderson, the former Yankee, must get out of his slump and hit well in 2 games at his former stadium where his hitting has succeeded in the past.  The Mets have just 2 batters hitting over .300 by the name of : Juan Lagares (.316) and Daniel Murphy (.308). David Wright is the Mets captain and he needs to rally his team as they gear up to play against the rival Yankees. Wright is hitting .277, he must pick that average up in order to win. Grandy should have a good series and A LOT of boos for trading in the pinstripes. The Mets have 3 former Yankees (Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Bobby Abreu), look for a very competitive series…