The Mets and Yankees will meet up for their second series that starts today at Citi Field. The visiting Yankees will send James Paxton to the hill, the lefty acquired from the Mariners is 5-3 with a 4.34 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 81 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched. He has a 5.46 ERA in his last seven starts.
Zack Wheeler had a terrible time during his last outing against the Yankees earlier on in the season, however Wheeler, who could possibly be auditioning for a handful of other teams, has the perfect opportunity to redeem himself. A good outing against the Yankees will surely raise his stock and value on the open trade market.
Wheeler, who was a mid-season acquisition for Carlos Beltran himself, is 6-5 with a 4.51 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and 115 strikeouts in 107.2 innings pitched.