The New York Yankees earned their third victory in a row on Tuesday night, when they topped the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium for the second consecutive night.
The Yankees, who still have a losing record since the All-Star break, also defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, too.
They appear to be waking up from their doldrums, as they were one of the worst teams in the American League since the start of July.
Mets manager Buck Showalter conceded defeat, but had a bit of a sarcastic comment towards Yankees fans and the atmosphere at the Stadium.
“Showalter on the electric atmosphere at Yankee Stadium: ‘It was almost as good as ours we had at Citi Field,'” the New York Post’s Mike Puma tweeted, quoting the veteran skipper.
Showalter on the electric atmosphere at Yankee Stadium: "It was almost as good as ours we had at Citi Field."
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 24, 2022
Baseball Is Better With The Mets And Yankees Competing For The World Series
The comment is noteworthy because Showalter does have a history with the Yankees having managed them in the 1990s, right before the start of their dynasty.
However, it was just a funny, snarky comment with some spice, nothing terribly serious, about a team with which the Mets have always shared a local rivalry.
In fact, since the Mets’ 2015 World Series appearance, the rivalry entered a low point, but since last season, it has become more entertaining and intense.
That’s wonderful for the game of baseball: having both New York teams being competitive and filling their stadiums night after night is good for everybody.
And who knows, maybe the two squads will meet again in the World Series, in a rematch of the 2000 matchup.
Baseball is better when the Mets and Yankees are both good and looking to achieve the same goal: winning the World Series.