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Yankee Stadium is home of the 27-time World Series Champions New York Yankees, one of the most historical organizations in MLB. It’s also home of a short porch in right field that stands 314 feet away from home plate. Just ask New York Mets reliever Trevor May about it.
The Subway Series kicks off Friday night at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. amidst struggles for both teams. Lucky for May, there’s no need to worry about the risk of a short right porch on the other side of the city:
“The Yankees have never been shy about getting every single power bat in the league on their team at the same time,” May said Thursday before the Mets lost their second straight to the Marlins, 3-2. “It’s nothing normal. It’s guys you have got to be a little bit more careful with and not let them beat you. Fortunately we are playing in our graveyard of a park, so that is helpful. We will keep the 314-foot homers to a minimum.”
If you can’t tell, not only is there animosity between the two teams that are seven miles apart from one another, but also over the dimensions of the stadium that the Yankees call their home.
Trevor May didn’t hold anything back over his distaste for Yankee Stadium
During the previous Subway Series in early July, Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela hit a three-run homer that narrowly made its way over the right field wall to avoid getting swept by the Mets with a 4-2 victory. May clearly wasn’t happy about it:
“It was a homer nowhere else but there, which happens a lot,” May said. “It’s part of the deal playing Major League Baseball, playing there.”
Both teams have a bit more to worry about than Yankee Stadium’s short porch in right field. According to FanGraphs, the Mets have a 4.5 percent chance of making the playoffs. The Yankees have lost six games in a row and are quickly losing their shot at the AL wild card.
Urshela, if you’re reading this, you should consider hitting a home run over the right field wall in Citi Field this weekend just to prove that you can. May will be waiting.