The second installment of the Subway Series takes place at Yankee Stadium this weekend.

New York Mets at New York Yankees

The New York Mets come into this series as the hottest team in baseball, after picking up a sweep of the Indians with a 6-4 victory on Thursday night.  “We’re doing a lot of good things,” manager Jerry Manuel said.  Much of their recent success has come against two of the worst teams in the American League (Baltimore and Cleveland), but now the degree of difficulty goes up with 10 straight against the Yankees, Tigers and Twins.  “Right now, we can play with anybody,” shortstop Jose Reyes commented.  “Right now, we’re playing very good.”  OF Jason Bay will be a key player in the series, going 7-for-10 with two home runs versus the Yankees in May.  He is batting .402 with five long balls and 23 RBIs in 25 games against the Bronx Bombers since the start of the 2008 season.  The Mets are 8-1 during interleague play this year (+790), with the eight victories being the most in the majors.

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The Mets are on the verge of doing something for possibly the first time in franchise history.

New York Mets at Baltimore Orioles

New York’s pitching staff dominated Baltimore hitters for a second consecutive night, picking up a 3-1 victory on Saturday night and capturing its first road series win of the season.  The Mets lead the majors with a 2.31 ERA in June, leading the team to an 8-2 record during the month (+540).  The offense is hoping to get a contribution from OF Jason Bay in the series finale, as he’s suffering from a 0-for-16 slump.  It’s hard to imagine that he breaks out this afternoon due to his .152 average (5-for-33) in his last nine games at Camden Yards.  The Mets are 4-1 in interleague play this year (+380) and 109-107 overall against the American League since 1997.

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A tremendous pitching matchup is set for Sunday’s contest, with both teams looking to capture the series.

New York Yankees at New York Mets

The New York Yankees look to capture the series on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, with the team coming in with a 10-3-1 series record during the season.  The Yankees have compiled a 7-7 series finale mark in 14 opportunities in 2010.  Offensively, New York left 13 runners on base in its fourth loss in five games and the first three hitters in the lineup were 0-for-13 on Saturday.  Facing a left-handed pitcher will cause little concern for the Bronx Bombers, producing a 9-6 record against them this year (+110) and have gone a dominating 74-48 over the last three years (+480).  Betting the Yankees in May has been a losing proposition, with the team just a game over .500 (-320).

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Okay, baseball fans, we are just about there—baseball’s midpoint. Actually, the All-Star break comes a bit past the midpoint of the season. Each team has already played over 81 games. It’s been an interesting season (to say the least). Here are a few observations.

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