Tonight is the final game of the Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees. The Mets won game one on Friday while the Yankees won game two with a shutout on Saturday. The Mets still have a comfortable lead in the division, but could use the series win here to keep their momentum going forward.
Tonight's game is also a continuation of the Matt Harvey story. Harvey did not pitch very well during his last outing almost two weeks ago against the Nationals. He is trying to stay sharp for his first playoff run. He likes to pitch against the Yankees, too. Hopefully, Harvey will have a good outing and put this whole media mess further behind him.
Nothing great here with this trade, but it does fill a couple of needs.