Series: Game 2 of 2

NY Yankees won 2-0

Game 1: Wednesday, May 14
NY Yankees4Final
NY Mets0
Game 2: Thursday, May 15
NY Yankees1Final
NY Mets0

Yankees 1

(21-19, 12-9 away)

Mets 0

(19-21, 9-12 home)

    Coverage:  MLBN

    7:10 PM ET, May 15, 2014

    Citi Field, New York, New York 

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    NYY 000000100 1 6 0
    NYM 000000000 0 3 0

    W: D. Betances (2-0)

    L: J. deGrom (0-1)

    S: D. Robertson (7)

    Yankees-Mets Preview


    While Derek Jeter is slated to play his final game against the New York Mets, Chase Whitley will get to pitch in his first in the majors and try to lead the New York Yankees to a season split with their interleague rivals.

    The Mets' Jacob deGrom will also make his major league debut Thursday night and try to spoil Jeter's Citi Field finale while helping his club bounce back from its first loss to the Yankees in nearly two years.

    Jeter will have another ceremony on his farewell tour before his 93rd game against the Mets. They're probably glad to see him go -- he's batted .370 with 15 homers in those matchups, including an MVP performance in winning the 2000 World Series in five games.

    That average is his best versus any opponent he's played at least 10 games against, and the 15 home runs are 10 more than against any NL team.

    Whitley will try to help the future Hall of Famer exit the Subway Series a winner while filling in for CC Sabathia (right knee), one of three Yankees starters on the disabled list along with Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova.

    Whitley is being called up by the Yankees (20-19) after going 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 32 in 26 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is 22-16 with a 2.65 ERA in 151 career minor league games.

    "I've seen his stuff, and he'll be able to compete," manager Joe Girardi said.

    Whitley will have a tough act to follow after fellow rookie Masahiro Tanaka improved to 6-0 with his first shutout Wednesday, a 4-0 victory. Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira homered and Brian Roberts had two triples as the Yankees snapped a season-high, four-game skid.

    The win also ended a six-game losing streak to the Mets (19-20), whose previous defeat in the series was June 24, 2012, at Citi Field.

    The 26-year-old deGrom will try to help his club rebound from the end to a season high-tying, three-game win streak while filling for an injured Dillon Gee (strained right lat). He was 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A Las Vegas.

    "I was surprised when they called me," deGrom told the Mets' website. "I didn't know if it would come as a reliever or a starter, which one it would be. I was thinking it would be a little later, but I'm really glad it happened now."

    It's the 14th time since the start of the 1939 season that two starting pitchers will make their major league debuts in the same game. The most recent occurrence came Sept. 7, 2010, when Gee pitched opposite Washington's Yunesky Maya.

    It's also the second straight night a Mets starter will make his major league debut. Rafael Montero pitched Wednesday.

    DeGrom will likely have to contend with a red-hot Solarte, who is batting .484 with three homers and 10 RBIs during a nine-game hit streak. Solarte is 6 for 11 with two homers and six runs scored in the three games against the Mets this season.

    Brett Gardner is hitting .355 in his last 16 games to help make up for the absences of Carlos Beltran (elbow) and Ichiro Suzuki (back). Gardner is batting .361 in his last eight games versus the Mets.

    The Mets' Daniel Murphy is hitting .373 (19 for 51) with 11 extra-base hits and eight RBIs while hitting safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

    David Wright is hitting .375 in his last eight home games against the Yankees and .341 in his last 10 overall matchups.

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    Gameday Matchup

     New YorkNew York
    Current StreakW1W2
    Last 106-46-4

    Pitching Matchup

    New YorkNew York
    C. Whitley
    4-3, 5.23 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/27 at BOS
    2.0 IP, 0 ER
    Dec = ND
    J. deGrom
    9-6, 2.69 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/21 at ATL
    6.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = Win

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.New YorkNew York
    1. B. Gardner, LF E. Young Jr., LF
    2. D. Jeter, SS D. Murphy, 2B
    3. J. Ellsbury, CF D. Wright, 3B
    4. M. Teixeira, 1B C. Granderson, RF
    5. B. McCann, C C. Young, LF
    6. A. Soriano, RF L. Duda, 1B
    7. Y. Solarte, 2B R. Tejada, SS
    8. B. Roberts, 2B J. Centeno, C
    9. C. Whitley, P J. deGrom, P

    Research Notes

    After hitting .136 entering this month, Curtis Granderson is hitting .319 in May. Meanwhile, his 12 RBIs this month are 2nd only to Yasiel Puig in the NL. He's also hit 4 home runs, including 2 in the last 3 games after only hitting 1 previously this season.
    Dillon Gee is sixth worst in the National League with a .191 hard-hit average allowed during the 2014 season. Gee has allowed the fourth-worst hard-hit average against fastballs this year in the NL with a .239 rate. Yangervis Solarte has a .231 hard-hit average against fastballs this year, which is 35 points better than the league average.
    Starting pitchers Chase Whitley of the Yankees and Jacob deGrom of the Mets each had a hit in their major-league debut on Thursday... The last time two pitchers got a hit off one another in their MLB debut was September 21, 1963, when Fritz Ackley of the White Sox and Denny McLain of the Tigers did it.
    With the Yankees leading the Mets 1-0 in the 8th inning after shutting out the Mets on Wednesday... The Yankees are seeking: - consecutive road shutouts for the 1st time since 2008 (Pirates & Mets) - consecutive road shutouts against the same team for the 1st time since 2004 (Royals) - consecutive shutouts of the Mets in same season (home or road) for the 1st time ever

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