New York Mets @ New York Yankees, 8/15/17: Lineups & Preview
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 03: Sonny Gray #55 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Progressive Field on August 3, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Yankees 5-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Following a come-from-behind win by the New York Yankees on Monday night, they’re back at it again against the Mets at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

The New York Yankees spread the news on Monday night, but the Mets will continue their attempt at playing spoiler in game two of four in this year’s crosstown rivalry.

Jacob deGrom will get the ball for the Amazins, making it an interesting pitching duel due up in the Bronx as the Yankees counter with recently-acquired Sonny Gray.


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Gray is off to a nice start with his new team by holding opponents to a .182/.294/.227 slash line in his first two starts, but hasn’t gotten a single run of run support. Thus, he’s 0-2 as a Yankee and might be handed his third unless the offense can get to another one of baseball‘s hottest starting pitchers as of late.

deGrom is 9-2 with a 1.82 ERA (16 earned runs in 79.1
innings) and 85 strikeouts in his last 11 starts. DeGrom tied the
single-season franchise record for wins in consecutive starts with eight from June 12-July 24 and is tied for sixth in the majors
with 13 wins.

Helping the Mets’ best starter’s stock tonight is his ability to be a showstopper. In 16 starts following a loss, the righty is 10-3 and tied him with Jose Urena (10-5 in 18 starts) for the most wins following a team loss for any starting pitcher this season.

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Lineups:

Player To Watch: Yoenis Cespedes

It seems as though Cespedes is primed to go on a seemingly-unstoppable hot streak at the dish. The 31-year-old hit a solo home run in the third inning of Monday night’s game giving him a home run in three straight games for the fourth time in his career.

Riding Solo: 

Of the Yankees’ 37 home runs since the All-Star break, 26 of them have been solo HRs (70.3 percent). Before the break, only 61-of-132 were solo shots (46.2 percent).

Sonny Days:

Over his last eight starts, Yankees’ starter Sonny Gray is 4-4
with a 1.75 ERA, the lowest ERA in the Major Leagues in that same span.

Interleague Dominance:

The Yankees are 12-5 during Interleague play this season, one win shy of the club record for Interleague wins in a season. Overall, they are 223-156 (.588) and just ahead of Boston for the best record of all-time.

‘Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword: 

The Yankees’ bullpen is posting baseball’s best ERA since the All-Star break at 1.86. The second-best belongs to the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox, who own a 2.73 ERA.

This Day In Yankees History:

On August 15, 1955, Mickey Mantle homers from both sides of the plate for the second time in his Hall-of-Fame career in a 12-6 win against the Baltimore Orioles.

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