The New York Mets have been reduced to spoilers, however, they would like nothing better than to make it a lot harder for their hometown rivals to make the MLB postseason.

Game 1 of this four game series went to the Yankees last night, as they literally blasted their way to a 4-2 win. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Aaron Hicks all went deep, helping lead the Yankees to victory. For Judge, 2017 has to seem like a dream.

Judge slammed his 36th home run last night, while basically wrapping up the AL Rookie of the Year award. The best thing about this youngster is he always puts the team first, saying that winning awards doesn’t matter if the team doesn’t win the game or has success. Judge is wise beyond his years!

Playoff race, deGrom vs. Gray

While the Yankees are 4.5 games behind in the AL East division, they currently sit atop of the American League wild card race.

The Bronx Bombers would much rather win the division of course, but getting into the playoffs is all that matters at this point.

As for the Mets, they need a miracle to make the MLB playoffs this season. Currently 17 games behind the Washington Nations in the NL East, and 12 out of a possible wild card, the Mets would need a September to remember to be playing games into late October. The positive news for the Mets is they will have their best pitcher on the mound this evening in the Bronx.

The Mets will start Jacob deGrom on Tuesday against the New York Yankees, who will counter with Sonny Gray. Gray will be making his first start in New York as a member of the Yankees. DeGrom has been the Mets shining light this season. He has posted a 13-5 record with a 3.21 ERA. In his last outing, he gave up just four hits in 6 2/3 innings against Philadelphia Phillies.

Gray, on the other hand, doesn’t have the numbers of deGrom, but he has great stuff.

A last minute trade with the Oakland A’s brought over the highly sought after right hander, and the Yankees are hoping that he can help them continue their run towards the postseason.

How to watch live

Fans can catch every pitch of tonight's Mets vs Yankees game several ways. Television wise, PIX11 will air the game live in the New York metropolitan area. However, if you are a fan that lives outside the state of New York, you can still see the action via live stream by simply downloading the PIX11 app to your smartphone, tablet or other hand-held device.

The game will also stream live through MLB.com for paid subscribers. First pitch is set to take place at 7 pm ET. Las Vegas oddsmakers have the Yankees listed as the favorites at -140, with the over/under run total set at 8.

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