Taijuan Walker takes mound as Mets begin Subway Series against Yankees in Bronx at 7:05 p.m. on SNY

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Taijuan Walker follow through on pitch blue away jersey
Taijuan Walker follow through on pitch blue away jersey

The Mets (41-36, first in NL East) begin the Subway Series against the New York Yankees (41-39, fourth in AL East) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. in the Bronx on SNY.

Mets Notes

The Mets and Yankees split last year's six-game season series.

Jeurys Familia, Tomas Nido, and Brandon Nimmo were all activated from the injured list, while David Peterson was placed on the IL with right side soreness. Marcus Stroman was reinstated from the bereavement list.

The Mets optioned Patrick Mazeika, Travis Blankenhorn, and Thomas Szapucki to Triple-A Syracuse.

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Yankees

Brandon Nimmo, CF

DJ LeMahieu, 2B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Aaron Judge, RF

Dominic Smith, 1B

Gary Sanchez, C

Pete Alonso, DH

Giancarlo Stanton, DH

James McCann, C

Luke Voit, 1B

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Gleyber Torres, SS

Kevin Pillar, CF

Gio Urshela, 3B

Billy McKinney, LF

Miguel Andujar, LF

Jose Peraza, 3B

Brett Gardner, CF

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Taijuan Walker, who allowed one run in five innings in his last outing against the Philadelphia Phillies. Walker is 6-3 with a 2.38 ERA (21 earned runs/79.1 innings) this season.

Who is starting for the Yankees?

LHP Jordan Montgomery, who has allowed four earned runs in his last two starts, amassing 11.1 innings. He allowed three runs in six frames in his last start against the Boston Red Sox.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Yankees will continue their series on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

Marcus Stroman (6-6, 2.45 ERA) will go for the Mets against Gerrit Cole (8-4, 2.66 ERA).