Noah Syndergaard (8-6, 3.20 ERA) will be opposed by Michael Pineda (10-8, 4.25 ERA).
|1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF||1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF|
|2. Brett Gardner (L) LF||2.Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF|
|3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF||3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B|
|4. Brian McCann (L) C||4. David Wright (R) 3B|
|5. Greg Bird (L) 1B||5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B|
|6. Chase Headley (S) 3B||6. Wilmer Flores (R) SS|
|7. Dustin Ackley (L) 2B||7. Michael Conforto (L) LF|
|8. Didi Gregorius (L) SS||8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C|
|9. Michael Pineda (R) P||9. Noah Syndergaard (R) P|
Syndergaard Notes: Syndergaard was skipped for a start after posting a 4.79 ERA in August. He struck out eight Atlanta Braves over seven innings of one-run ball in his return to the hill. No current Yankee has faced Syndergaard.
Pineda Notes: Pineda excelled against the Mets in April at Yankee Stadium, striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball. The Mets have undergone a lineup makeover since then. Only four players that started April 24 are expected in the lineup Saturday.
Mets Notes: Only four players remain in the Mets lineup that were there the last time the Mets faced Michael Pineda on April 24. The Mets go into today eight games up on Washington, with their magic number also being eight. The Mets have won nine of their last 11 games. ... They are 11-5 in September and 31-13 since August 1.
Yankees Notes: It's a must-win for the Yankees Saturday afternoon because after Friday night's loss and Toronto beating Boston, the Yanks now sit 4.5 games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East.