NEW YORK – Yoenis Cespedes was on the disabled list as the New York Mets won a series victory for the last time.
After a productive night off after his hip injury, Cespedes is expected to arrive on Saturday afternoon as the Mets continue to play at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees.
New York's latest series victory came when the Mets swept the Arizona Diamondbacks from 18 to 20 May. Since then, the Mets have been 0-11-5 in their last 16 series, so the team could look different in two weeks after the non-binding close on July 31.
On Friday, Cespedes helped the Mets open the series with a 7: 5 win by taking the left foul pole in the fourth inning as he reached the base three times.
The Mets went 20-37 while they waited for Cespedes to recover and are 20-18 when he plays this season. They are 129-122 when he plays in the last three seasons after signing the outfielder again after his takeover at the Detroit Tigers in 2015.
To keep him in the lineup, the Mets said they'll be proactive, he watches Cespedes feel and even makes a late scratch on demand.
"The only thing we have to do is proactively make sure we do everything we can to keep it on the field as much as possible," Mets Manager Mickey Callaway said before his team set its record 40-55 increased. "He has a routine that has to go to get ready every night, and we'll obviously monitor that routine."
Although Cespedes had a successful return and is expected, he said his various leg problems (19659002) "The only way I can prevent my heels from bothering or hurting me is the surgery," he said through an interpreter. "I still think about the operation because the recovery process takes 8 to 10 months."
If Céspedes or the other hits help the Mets take a leading position and create a possible safe situation, Jeruys Familia would not be the one to exclude it. He gave nothing because Callaway was told not to use him for a possible trade. Robert Gsellman's victory came when reports came to light that an unfamiliar team will complete a trade for Familia, which has 123 career sections.
"It's tough," said Familia. "My whole career is here, I love my team (and) my teammates."
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After a frustrating performance in the series opener, the Yankees are 5 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox, who defeated Detroit 1-0 on Friday. It's New York's biggest deficit since April 22. The Yankees are 8-7 in their last 15 games for two out of three from Boston.
"There's nothing you can do about it," Boone said. We have to take care of business, we have to roll, I can not look at the scoreboard and unfortunately I will do it the other way around, so it's about us now and that's about getting a good series and starting tomorrow. "
Sonny Gray, whose annoying disagreements were among the few things that went awry before the All-Star break, starts for the Yankees. Gray went 6-7 with a 5.46 ERA in 18 starts and is 10-14 with a 4.73 ERA in 29 starts for the Yankees.
Gray's last start was among his best of the season as he hit three, beating eight in six innings in a 9-0 win on July 11 in Baltimore.
While Gray has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight starts, he has also been tagged six times for at least five runs.
Perhaps the biggest disparity for Gray is his performance against teams with a record record against teams with losses. In nine starts against teams with worse results, Gray is 4-1 with a 3.56 ERA. In nine starts against winning teams, he is 2-6 with a 7.59 ERA. Gray's only previous start against the Mets occurred on August 15 at Yankee Stadium when he won two runs and five hits in six innings of 5-4 win.
Steven Matz, who was 4-7 with a 3.38 ERA before the All-Star break, starts for the Mets. Matz will make his third career attempt after suffering losses at the Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals.
He dropped a run in 6 1/3 innings against Tampa Bay and three runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings on 12 July in a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals when he opposed Max Scherzer.
Matz has allowed two earned runs or less nine times and the Mets are 5-4 in these games.
Although Cespedes enjoyed a successful return and is expected to play, he said his various leg problems are caused by pain in his heels.
"The only way I can avoid my heels from harassing or getting hurt is the surgery," he said through an interpreter. "I still think about the operation because the recovery process takes 8 to 10 months."