The last time the New York Mets and New York Yankees met this late in the season, it was in the 2000 World Series.There's a possibility they could meet in the Fall mlb wholesale jerseys Classic this year.
The Mets will host this weekend series, with the red-hot Yoenis Cespedes getting his first taste of this rivalry Friday night.
This is the latest regular-season edition wholesale mlb jerseys china of the Subway Series, and there is plenty at stake for both teams. The Mets (83-63) have a comfortable NL East lead over Washington while the Yankees hold the AL's top wild card as they try to wholesale mlb baseball jerseys catch first-place Toronto in the East.
"A lot's been made of this weekend coming up," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It's now here so now we've got to get ready for it."
The Yankees (80-65) won't have Alex Rodriguez in the lineup this weekend, with no designated hitter at Citi Field. They took two of three at home in April from the Mets, wAcquired July 31 from mlb baseball jerseys wholesale Detroit, Cespedes has become one of baseball's biggest stories. He has 17 homers and 42 RBIs in 43 games with the Mets, giving him totals of 35 and 103.
The slugger has gone consecutive games without a homer after connecting nine times in 13 games to start the month. The Mets are seeking to avoid their first three-game losing streak since Aug. 14-16.
The Mets lineup will also look different to the Yankees since David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud were out with injuries for the April series and Juan Uribe had yet to be acquired.
Collins compared facing the Yankees to his club's three-game sweep at Washington last week that authentic mlb jerseys wholesale gave the Mets a commanding division lead.
"We need to approach it like it's the Washington Nationals walking in here," he said. "Look, it's a game we've got to go play, we're playing for something big, they are too. It's very similar to when we played the Nationals."
The Yankees will start Masahiro Tanaka (12-6, 3.40 ERA) on four days' rest for the fifth time and second occasion in cheap authentic mlb jerseys wholesale a row after giving him extra rest through most of the year. Tanaka improved to 3-0 with wholesale mlb jerseys a 2.54 ERA in his last four outings after seven innings of four-hit ball in Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays.
ho did not have Cespedes.