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Severino, DeGrom Face Off In Subway Series Finale

August 13, 2018 - 2:20 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Mets and Yankees (might) play their makeup game for the final Subway Series game that was rained out on July 22nd. Mother Nature may act up again tonight as rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast, but they may wait this one out as long as possible if need be. 

The only mutual off day both teams have after this is September 6th. The Yankees will be in California at that time. It seems like the only option could be for the teams to get this game in tonight or not play it at all, although that seems unlikely since the game will have important for the Yankees and the Wild Card standings. The Mets would likely have no problem playing one less game in a lost season. 

If they do play in the Bronx tonight, it's quite the battle of the aces. Jacob deGrom will take on Luis Severino. deGrom is coming off a rare game where the Mets offense gave him run support as they took down the Reds, 8-0. He struck out 10 over six shutout innings in his first win since June 18th. deGrom is 6-7 with a MLB-best 1.77 ERA with 183 strikeouts in 152 1/3 innings pitched. 

Severino has had run support all season as he holds a 15-5 record with a 3.11 ERA. Severino has given up 23 runs in his last 5 starts, but is coming off a win against the White Sox. At 74-43, the Yankees are 9.5 games back in the AL East, but are 4.5 games up on the Athletics for the top Wild Card spot. They are six games up in the Wild Card overall in front of the Mariners, who are 1.5 games out of the second spot. 

At 49-66, the Mets are 15 games back in both the NL East and the Wild Card. deGrom has been one of the few bright spots every five days as he continues to dominate opponents. The Mets will look to split the Subway Series 3-3 this season with a win in the rainy Yankee Stadium tonight.