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For such a perceived stale Subway Series, New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker excited things early on by gunning down Brett Gardner.
Who said the 2016 Subway Series was stale?
I mean, sure, the fact that this series promptly begins as the non-waiver trade deadline ends has certainly brought an interesting sentiment to the table.
And yes, the fact that the New York Yankees actually played the role of sellers for the first time ever certainly makes things a bit strange.
But hey, it’s still the New York Mets and the Yankees. It’s still one stadium with both fanbases at each other’s throats.
Neil Walker and Brett Gardner made sure the fans at Citi Field were treated to a phenomenal first play of the game. Gardy looked to stretch his triple into an inside-the-park home run, but Walker was up to the task by gunning him down.
Travis d’Arnaud was also tremendous on the play with the perfect blocking of the plate.
The two teams are still scoreless heading into the bottom half of the second.