Simulating modern Subway Series between Yankees, Mets

Well, subsequent weekend we are going to attain the twenty fifth version of the Subway Series — one thing children rising up in New York within the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s dreamed about, one thing that has develop into a routine a part of the ’90s and past due to the arrival of interleague play.

To rejoice, the great of us at Strat-O-Matic — particularly, chief content material officer John Garcia — agreed to simulate an all-time modern Subway Series. Anyone who’s performed for the Mets or Yankees since Dave Mlicki blanked the Yankees, 6-0, on June 16, 1997, was eligible.

We all grew up with Strat-O-Matic, too, the Long Island-based firm based 60 years in the past by Hal Richman and run now by his son Adam — which this yr has experienced a resurgence in sales and growth, largely as a result of you’ll be able to invent a world the place this type of best-of-seven sequence can exist.

Game 1, at Yankee Stadium

Mets 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total runs
3
Hits
10
Errors
1
Yankees 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 8 0

WP: Nelson (1-0); LP: Benitez (0-1)

HR: Piazza (1), Delgado (1), Giambi (1), Judge (1), Teixeira (1)

Summary: The Yankees prevail in a marathon, pinch-runner Brett Gardner scoring on a handed ball within the backside of the thirteenth after Aaron Judge ties it within the backside of the ninth with a two-out, solo house run off Billy Wagner.

Yankees
Aaron Judge
Robert Sabo

Game 2, at Yankee Stadium

Mets 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Total runs
5
Hits
10
Errors
0
Yankees 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0

WP: Franco (1-0); LP: Rivera (0-1); SV: Wagner (1)

HR: Piazza (2), Delgado 2 (3), Alonso (1)

Summary: The Mets actual some extra-inning revenge. Carlos Delgado takes Mariano Rivera out to the brief porch in proper, the Mets’ fourth house run of the night time. David Wright contributes three hits to the Mets’ 10-hit assault.

Game 3, at Citi Field

Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total runs
0
Hits
4
Errors
0
Mets 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 5 9 0

WP: Martinez (1-0); LP: Pettitte (0-1)

HR: Alonso 2 (3)

Summary: Pedro Martinez is on his sport, twirling a four-hit shutout and fanning eight. Pete Alonso hits a pair off Andy Pettitte, a two-run shot to cap a three-run first and one other two-run blast within the fifth.

Pedro Martinez
Pedro Martinez
Neil Miller

Game 4, at Citi Field

Yankees 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Total runs
3
Hits
8
Errors
0
Mets 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 x 4 8 0

WP: Rodriguez (1-0); LP: Betances (0-1);
SV: Wagner (2)

HR: Posada (1), Delgado (4)

Summary: Another nail-biter to the Mets, placing them inside a sport of the sequence. A one-out single by Mike Piazza within the backside of the eighth off Dellin Betances plates Daniel Murphy with the go-ahead run, and Alex Rodriguez traces out with two runners on to finish the sport.

Game 5, at Citi Field

Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 Total runs
7
Hits
8
Error
0
Mets 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 1

WP: Betances (1-1); LP: Familia (0-1)

HR: Jeter (1), Giambi (1), Matsui (1)

Summary: Nine outs from a sequence victory, the Mets’ bullpen implodes, and the Yanks blow it open with 4 within the ninth, highlighted by two-run homers by Derek Jeter and Jason Giambi. Trailing 2-1 within the seventh, a Didi Gregorius single off Jacob deGrom ties it, and an inning later a bases-loaded stroll to Paul O’Neill by Edwin Diaz plates the go-ahead run.

Game 6, at Yankee Stadium

Mets 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total runs
4
Hits
6
Errors
0
Yankees 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 x 6 9 1

WP: Sabathia (1-0); LP: Santana (0-1);
SV: Rivera (1)

HR: Delgado (5), Conforto (1), Judge 2 (3)

Summary: The Yankees tough up Johan Santana, knocking him out within the fifth after erasing an early 4-0 deficit. Judge hits two house runs, together with a two-run shot within the fourth and a solo blast main off the sixth to again the six-hit pitching of CC Sabathia and three relievers.

Game 7, at Yankee Stadium

Mets 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total runs
2
Hits
5
Errors
0
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 x 3 4 0

WP: Rivera; LP: Wagner

HR: Piazza (3), Rodriguez (1), Giambi 2 (3)

Summary: Giambi’s two-run blast within the backside of the eighth off Wagner provides the Yankees the sport and sequence win. The Mets take a 2-0 lead within the first on Mike Piazza’s third house run. The Yanks reply within the sixth on a solo shot by Rodriguez off Martinez, who permits however two hits and followers 13 in seven innings. Rivera pitches two innings for the win, the final of 5 Yankees pitchers (Pettitte, Clemens, Betances, Chapman).

Vac’s Whacks

It is superb that every little thing Rob Manfred does — each single factor — is wrong-headed. The newest is his choice to approve game-specific All-Star uniforms — ending a convention of carrying every workforce’s separate unis that has lasted for less than 88 years. It’s like having George Costanza sitting behind the commissioner’s desk earlier than he realized he ought to do the alternative of what he thinks.


Everyone who mentioned this earlier than me is 100% proper: Edwin Diaz’s entry track is the best factor to hit baseball for the reason that basket catch.


For these of us who grew up on WPLJ and WNEW and WAPP and WBAB — or those that simply love the music we found on these stations — the Apple TV docu-series “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” is absorbing and addicting and all form of enjoyable to look at.


We need to get a Rangers-Islanders playoff sequence one in every of these years quickly. I get a way that the modern model would possibly grow to be one thing that’ll make the outdated days really feel like a pillow struggle (a minimum of among the many followers).

Vac Back at Whack

Chris Orlando: The Canadiens final appeared within the Cup finals in ’93, simply earlier than Conan O’Brien began on late night time TV, and punched their ticket to return simply minutes after Conan’s final present Thursday night time. Don’t inform me there wasn’t a Conan Curse!

Vac: In that case, please don’t inform the Maple Leafs’ followers I used to be born in 1967; they may begin blaming me.


Bill Miller: Life is lastly getting again to regular. I do know this as a result of some pals and I loved a fantastic day at Yankee Stadium Thursday. Just seeing individuals gathering and having fun with a day collectively lifted my spirits, and a fantastic Yankees win positive helped. And pregame warmup at Stan’s made us all really feel like normalcy is returning. Now, if solely we will do one thing about that site visitors across the Stadium …

Vac: Ah, however isn’t site visitors a part of the outdated normalcy, too? It took me two-plus hours to get from North Jersey to Nassau Coliseum Wednesday, however that in an odd method that felt higher than final yr presently when the identical journey would’ve taken 45 minutes.


@DFlex2123: It may be very laborious to maintain making these form of runs. That was the Rangers in ’12, ’14 and ’15. It stung. I used to be at Game 6 in opposition to Montreal. That was particular. Kudos to the Islanders on their effort. It’ll solely get harder.

@MikeVacc: It’s a testomony to how likeable these Isles had been that they will transfer a Rangers fan to write down one thing so gracious.


Rich LePetri: At what level can we begin holding Brian Cashman accountable for the workforce he put collectively, from the supervisor with none earlier teaching or managerial expertise to a right-handed hitters stacked lineup?

Vac: Maybe this makes me the PR man for the Titanic however … I nonetheless consider the Yankees might be OK.

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