The injury-riddled Yankees and bedraggled Mets open a three-game series tonight in Citi Field in the marquee matchup of interleague play. Tonight's game features a brutal pitching matchup of Javier Vazquez and Hisanori Takahashi. But things get much better for the games Saturday night (Phil Hughes vs. Mike Pelfrey) and Sunday night on ESPN (CC Sabathia and Johan Santana).
The Jerry Manuel Watch certainly continues. A big blowup against the Yankees -- in their home park that's likely to be filled with Yankee fans -- would certainly hurt the Mets' skipper's case. And then there's three games coming with the Phillies too. The end might be near.
Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post has a fascinating column this morning about how the Big Apple has become an American League town after generations of folks considered it a National League town. Some pretty amazing attendance numbers in that story too. Remember all those years people said no one would go watch the Yankees in the Bronx?
Other intriguing interleague matchups this weekend: Red Sox at Phillies, Tigers at Dodgers, Giants at A's, Reds at Indians.
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