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Yankees Out, Mets In

Photo by David Conde

Photo by David Conde

Sunday was the last day of the baseball regular season for both New York teams, but as the Yankees were eliminated from Postseason on Thursday, the Mets clinched a playoff spot on Saturday.

The Yankees surprised many people by staying in contention until the final week of the season even though they traded three of their best players at the trading deadline, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran.

Rookie sensation Gary Sanchez came up from the minors and contributed 20 home runs and 42 RBIs, and great defense at the catchers position. Other baby bombers contributed as the Yankees made September interesting.

After a very good second half, 2017 appears to be very promising for the Yankees.

As for the Mets, they are advancing to the Wildcard game and most of us are surprised. They had injuries to their four top starters, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler. They had a 42-year old Bartolo Colon win 15 games and two rookie pitchers came up and contributed. Except for 30 home runs from Yoenis Cepesdes and some late contributions from Jay Bruce and management finally giving T.J. Rivera a chance, this run has been a total team effort. Hopefully the Mets will advance far in this Postseason, but if they don’t they should be proud of what they have accomplished without their horses.

I am looking forward to watching the up coming games. Let’s go Mets.

Elias is a native of the Bronx, NY and a lifelong baseball fan. In High School, he once pitched a gem on the same field as Ed Kranepool and grew up rooting for both the Mets and the Yankees. Elias is a retired NYPD and Ocala, FL Detective and spends his quality time with family and writing about the game he loves.

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