Remember when the Yankees won 10 games in a row? Of course you do. That winning streak started against the Mets, and now the Yankees are heading to Citi Field for another Subway Series.
“Citi Field’s going to be rocking this weekend,” Mark Teixeira said. “Very good atmosphere. Very good team. Good pitchers. R.A. (Dickey) with his scoreless streak is impressive. As a good friend of his, I’m happy for him, but I’m hoping he ends that scoreless streak this weekend, obviously.”
The Mets have played pretty well since being swept in the Bronx. They’ve won six of their past nine and just swept three straight against the Orioles. The Yankees meanwhile, just lost back-to-back games for the first time since the end of May.
“My thought was when we were in the 10-game winning streak, I didn’t think we were going to win 100 in a row,” Joe Girardi said. “I didn’t think that was possibly going to happen. We put these two behind us, we move on and we try to win a series against the Mets.”
The Yankees won’t see Johan Santana or Dillon Gee, but they will face Dickey, the knuckleballer who’s 6-0 with a 0.18 ERA over his last six starts. Dickey pitches the series finale on Sunday.
“R.A. Dickey is maybe the best pitcher in baseball right now,” Teixeira said. “As a good friend of R.A.’s. I love seeing him pitch well, but one time a year, I want him to struggle. He’s having a great season. … Knuckleballs are tough anyway but R.A. Has really found a niche where he can throw that thing hard and still mix in his fastball and other pitches. You can’t just sit back and wait for a 60 mph knuckleball. He can throw it by you.”
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