Game 36: Thankfully not against the Rays

Seaver as a Yankees' broadcaster.
Rest in peace Mets legend Tom Seaver, pictured to the right of Phil Rizzuto. Seaver was a broadcaster for the Yankees from 1989 to 1993.

The Yankees and Mets face each other for the final time in 2020, barring some miraculous turnaround for the Yanks’ crosstown rivals. This is the final makeup game from the previous postponements as a result of COVID-19 positives on the Mets’ side. The Amazin’s haven’t been so amazing this season, so hopefully this will be a reprieve for the Bombers after disappointing finish to its season series against the Rays last night.

Today’s game comes a day after some sad news: Hall of Famer and Mets legend Tom Seaver passed away yesterday at 75 years-old. I presume the Mets will hold some sort of pregame tribute in remembrance of Tom Terrific. Seaver has a couple of Yankees connections, by the way. He won his 300th game on August 4th, 1985 at Yankee Stadium as a member of the White Sox. Additionally, Seaver worked as a commentator on Yankees’ telecasts on WPIX from 1989 to 1993. Rest in peace.

Here are the lineups:

New York Mets (16-21)

  1. Jeff McNeil, 2B
  2. J.D. Davis, DH
  3. Michael Conforto, RF
  4. Todd Frazier, 3B
  5. Dominic Smith, LF
  6. Pete Alonso, 1B
  7. Jake Marisnick, CF
  8. Amed Rosario, SS
  9. Robinson Chirinos, C

RHP Robert Gsellman

New York Yankees (20-15)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Luke Voit, DH
  3. Aaron Hicks, CF
  4. Clint Frazier, RF
  5. Mike Ford, 1B
  6. Gio Urshela, 3B
  7. Brett Gardner, LF
  8. Kyle Higashioka, C
  9. Tyler Wade, SS

LHP JA Happ

News & Notes

This one gets underway at 4:10 p.m. EDT. YES, WFAN, and WADO will carry it. Enjoy the game.

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1 Comment

  1. dasit

    you can make an argument that seaver is still underrated. he’s one of the 10 greatest pitchers of all time

    i remember win #300 last out was a towering fly ball by don baylor (?) that just missed going out

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