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Series Preview: New York Yankees vs New York Mets (7/20-7/22)

The Yankees enter the second half of the season with a 62-33 record, which has them slotted in second place in the AL East behind the Boston Red Sox who are currently 4.5 games ahead with a 68-30 record to this point in the season. Following last year’s close encounter with the Minnesota Twins in the AL Wild Card game, the Yankees should definitely do their best to avoid the one game nightmare in this second half. The Yankees will begin this quest with a three game set against New York’s inferior team, the New York Mets. The Mets are currently sitting at the bottom of the NL East with a 39-55 record and the Yankees won two of the three meetings between the teams this season, signs which should indicate a Yankees’ series win. However, unfavorable pitching matchups could derail the Bronx Bombers in this Subway Series.



Brett Gardner Named American League Player of the Week

Following a 13-26 week at the plate (.500) with a .581 on base percentage, and an .885 slugging percentage, Brett Gardner was rewarded with the American League Player of the Week honors. Gardner also slugged two home runs, four doubles and drove in nine runs. This is Brett Garnder’s third Player of the Week award in his career as he is on a tear at the plate. On the season Brett Gardner is hitting to a slash line of .300/.373/.493 with an OPS of .866. He has nine home runs, 39 RBIs, 19 doubles, three triples and 15 stolen bases in 18 attempts. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty All-Star worthy to me. Click the link below the vote!

Article by: Chad Raines
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