Next stop: Subway Series.
The Yankees and Mets begin the Subway Series today, playing the first two games at Citi Field before heading to Yankee Stadium for the final two.
Monday's news reports
• Davis' big knock may have saved him from a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. Davis now has three hits in his last five at-bats after just recording one in his previous 42. Mets GM Sandy Alderson talked about the possibility of Davis going to Triple-A prior to Sunday's game. Read more in the Star-Ledger.
• Alderson complimented Yankees' GM Brian Cashman on the job he's done this season. The Yankees are in first place despite plenty of injuries to their stars.
• Barring a Subway Series in the World Series, Mariano Rivera should make his final appearance ever against the Mets this week. Here's the breakdown of his career numbers against the cross-town rivals.
• The Mets are dealing with frustration as the losses have piled up this season.
• In the Daily News, Anthony McCarron writes that the Yankees have fared better at finding bargains than the Mets, despite the Mets needing to fare better in that category.
• In the Post, George Willis writes about how the Mets are still second to the Yankees, despite the Yankees being crushed with injuries this season.
• In Newsday, David Lennon writes that the Subway Series is looking like a mismatch.
• In the New York Times, David Waldstein writes that the Mets and Yankees are in familiar positions heading into the four-game set.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets catcher Todd Hundley turns 44.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
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— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) May 27, 2013
YOU'RE UP: Did Davis' big hit last night save him from a possible demotion?