By Ben Fractenberg
MANHATTAN — The Mets and the Yankees will clash at Citi Field this weekend as the annual Subway Series rivalry resumes.
Both teams could use a good series after recent struggles. The Yankees dropped two games to their division foes, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Mets are currently at the bottom of their division.
To add to the Mets troubles, there has been speculation in the media that coach Jerry Manuel might be fired if things don't turn around quickly for his club. And they seem ready to play.
“It means a lot because [the Yankees] are the world champions,” Jose Reyes told the New York Post. “This is the first time I am going to play against them after they have won the World Series. I know they have a very good team over there.”
Even though the Amazin's are in the cellar, they are only six games behind first place Philadelphia.
Despite the rivalry, ticket sales for the series have been low, the Post reported. Plenty of good seats are still available.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Friday night at Citi Field.