Tuesday Afternoon Pitching Matchup: Mets vs Yankees

After being postponed due to rain on Monday evening, the Mets will play a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka for the first game at 1:05 PM.

The Mets will opt to send Jason Vargas to the mound for the 2nd game of the doubleheader, so Zack Wheeler will get the early start. Wheeler is 5-3 with a 4.61 ERA and 1.23 WHIP and 93 strikeouts in 84.0 innings pitched. While the right hander has been pitching pretty well, the Mets would probably like for him to go on a run like he did in the latter half of the 2018 season.

Yankees veteran Masahiro Tanaka has a 3-5 record, with 67 strikeouts in 76.1 innings while maintaining an ERA of 3.42 and a 1.19 WHIP. The right hander has given up 8 runs in previous 12 innings pitched.