Some quick notes about the Subway Series
I thought the Yankees were supposed to take pitches, but excepting a couple of innings where some Mets pitchers struggled, they really didn’t.
While a limited sample size, Jeter’s range looks very very suspect.
My unofficial analysis suggests it was 70-30 Mets fans on Friday, and closer to 60-40 on Sunday, although most of the Yankees fans left on Sunday before they had anything to cheer about.
Shake Shack continues to have ridiculous lines. Need more grills!
In the past Subway Series games, especially Sunday night, have been rowdy and violent to the point of almost making it unfun. This wasn’t the case this series, I was there for both a loss and a win, and it never progressed much past good-natured ribbing. There will probably be more fights by the 5th inning against the Phillies Tuesday than all weekend.
The Yankees injuries have messed with the bench most of all. It’s not as big a deal when they play AL ball, but when they need pinch hitters they are woefully unprepared. I wonder if they could use a guy like Gary Matthews Jr?
Big thanks to the Mets for emailing me some postgame wrap up notes after the game yesterday. I was pretty tired after driving back, but some interesting notes that I didn’t catch myself. The so called “Bronx Bombers” did not hit a home run in the series, and the Mets only hit two, both by Bay. This ties the least amount of home runs for a Subway Series and is only the third time in a series the Yankees have not hit one.
That was the first Interleague loss for C.C. Sabathia since June 15th, 2007. It was a bad day for former AL Cy Young award winners, besides ours, as Halladay, C.C. and Greinke all got roughed up.
The Empire State Building will be blue and orange tonight for the Mets victory.