Is a subway series in the cards for this October?
The standings in both the American League and National League suggest that a highly anticipated World Series matchup between the New York Yankees and their crosstown rivals, the New York Mets, is imminent.
These two teams are red-hot and are atop their respective divisions by a healthy margin.
The Yankees are ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays by 7.5 games while the Mets lead the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves by 8.5 games.
Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo tweeted this morning about the two New York squads, who hold the best two records in all of baseball.
As of this moment, the Yankees (39-15) and Mets (37-19) possess the two best records in the Major Leagues.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 6, 2022
Subway Classic Coming?
A subway series just might be coming this October.
The way these two ballclubs are playing, anything is possible.
It’s something we haven’t seen since 2000, when the Yankees beat the Mets in five games to capture title No. 26.
There was a chance for it in 2006, but both teams were eliminated prior to the World Series that year.
The Mets reached the Fall Classic in 2015, but the Yankees fell to the Houston Astros in the American League Wild Card Game.
This time though, these two teams are the best in the game as far as records are concerned.
The offenses are scoring plenty of runs and the pitching staffs are dominating their opponents.
It’s too early to predict what our World Series matchup will be, but now that we’re in June, we may just have a little more clarity as to who our true postseason contenders are.
Both teams will have stiff competition.
The Yankees are going to have to go through the Houston Astros, who reached the series last year, and the Mets still have to contend with the Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers.