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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.

Yankees reportedly call up Tyler Wade

The bad news is Starling Castro was taken out of tonights game in Chicago with a reported pulled hamstring. The good news is that help is on the way. Tyler Wade was taken out of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders game following a rain delay, and many have speculated that he was packing his bags to join the Yankees in Chicago.
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It has been reported by Jack Curry of YES that he will be added to the 40-man roster tonight and will be with the team tomorrow to face the White Sox in Chicago. Another baby bomber, Yankee fans will finally be able to get their first glimpse of Tyler Wade in pinstripes.
Wade is an ultra-utility player. The Yankees think that he could be a Ben Zobrist, Whit Merrifield, or Brock Holt type of player. This season in the minors, Wade has started 10 games at second base, 12 at third base, 43 at shortstop, two in left field, two in centerfield, and one in right field. Tyler Wade does it with the stick, too. He’s hitting .313 with 88 hits. He also has excellent speed as he has swiped 24 bags this season for the Railriders. It’s always exciting to see a player that has potential to be a part of the team for a long time to come back their debut. In Wade’s case, it could be tomorrow against the White Sox. 

Article by: Noah Clement