The worst kept undisclosed in the humankind is just how much the New York Mets and the New York Yankees hate each other. They have played in a World Series against each other, they have battled for tabloid space against each other, and now on Friday, they start their yearly "Subway Series" in Interleague play. The first version of this series this year will be played in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium. Friday's first pitch is programmed for 4:05 p.m. (PT), and the match can be seen nationally on the MLB Network.
The Mets do not feel like they must have a 20-22 record going into play on Thursday, but the reality of the matter is they will enter this series below .500 in the standings. New York's NL entry went into Thursday's series finale vs. the Nats off 9 units on the season, but the Mets have been winners on the road with 11-10 record good for more than 4.5 units of profit.
The threat of rain is likely in the Big Apple on Friday night. Speckled thunderstorms could be in the region, but the temperature ought to be nice in the high 60s with light winds.