Before the season began, many fans would have thought the New York Mets and New York Yankees would be flying high going into their yearly anticipated Subway Series match. However, both teams will be limping into this upcoming series as each has been struggling and dealing with injuries.
The Mets have lost eight of their last ten games and sit four games under .500, while the Yankees have lost six of their last ten and sit 9.5 games back of the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. Both teams have been inconsistent at times this year, specifically the offense for the Yankees and well for the Mets both the offense and pitching have been underachieving.
All those reasons would make the series less exciting than usual, but there are injuries to both teams, precisely two big power hitters and arguably each team's best player.
Mets vs. Yankees will have much less buzz with Pete Alonso and Aaron Judge out of action
Pete Alonso and Aaron Judge were having fantastic seasons before going on the shelf. Alonso was tearing the ball up with 22 HR and 49 RBI, while Judge followed up his MVP season from last year, hitting .291 with 19 HR and 40 RBI. Each of them has been their respected team's best player, and their being put is a killer for both teams and the fans.
With each team not performing as expected, we all got excited to see Alonso and Judge go head-to-head. They are both first and second in the league in home runs, and many thought it would have been a fun race to watch going into the summer. Many people believed Alonso could have made a run at Judge's record of 62 HR from last season, but with Pete being out 3-4 weeks with a wrist injury, that is highly unlikely now.
Judge was the leading AL MVP candidate before his toe injury, and who knows how long he will be out, so it is just a bummer that both these players won't be available for the upcoming series. There isn't much to be excited about for both New York teams right now, so we will see if there will be fireworks during the series without these two juggernauts.