Preview: Game 40
Probable Pitchers - Chase Whitley vs Jacob deGrom (MLB Debuts)
New York Yankees (20-19) at New York Mets (19-20)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM
Preview:Chase Whitley will get to pitch in his first in the majors and try to lead the New York Yankees to a season split with their interleague rivals.
Jeter will have another ceremony on his farewell tour before his 93rd game against the Mets. They're probably glad to see him go -- he's batted .370 with 15 homers in those matchups, including an MVP performance in winning the 2000 World Series in five games.
That average is his best versus any opponent he's played at least 10 games against, and the 15 home runs are 10 more than against any NL team.
Whitley will try to help the future Hall of Famer exit the Subway Series a winner while filling in for CC Sabathia (right knee), one of three Yankees starters on the disabled list along with Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova.
Whitley is being called up by the Yankees (20-19) after going 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 32 in 26 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is 22-16 with a 2.65 ERA in 151 career minor league games.
Whitley will have a tough act to follow after fellow rookie Masahiro Tanaka improved to 6-0 with his first shutout Wednesday, a 4-0 victory.