Looking at the schedules, off-days, and pitching rotations of the Yankees and Mets, it appears that this could be the pitching match-ups for the first subway series of 2008 (next month at the Stadium):
May 16th: Oliver Perez vs. Andy Pettitte
May 17th: John Maine vs. Ian Kennedy
May 18th: Nelson Figueroa vs. Chien-Ming Wang
Get this, on May 15th – again, according to schedules, current rotations, etc. – Johan Santana should be starting for the Mets and Phil Hughes should be starting for the Yankees.
So, by one day, we missed seeing Johan Santana vs. Phil Hughes, at Yankee Stadium, in the first game this season where the Yankees and Mets face-off. Now, that would have been Hank Stein’s worst nightmare.