Picks to Click
File this one unders something we should’ve been doing on this blog every week since the beginning of the season…
On most Monday’s, Lisa and I single out big Minor League series on MLB Radio‘s Around the Minors. It’s really a no-brainer that we then post our picks here and open it up to readers for other suggestions. We’ll read the best suggestiosn on the air as the week progresses. So, here it goes — and this week’s selections have a decided Yankee-Mets theme:
Jonathan’s Pick to Click: Staten Island Yankees vs. Brooklyn Cyclones, Aug. 7-8 (NY-Penn League)
It’s only a two-game set, but with the Cyclones (the Mets’ affiliate) clinging to a one-game lead in the McNamara Division over the Yankees, every time these two teams meet, it’s crucial. I love what they do in these series, going back and forth to the two NYC stadiums. One game is in Brooklyn and one is in Staten Island. The SI Yankees, of course, won the NY-Penn League title in 2005.
Lisa’s PIck to click: Trenton Thunder vs. Binghamton Mets, Aug. 8-10 (Eastern League)
This is Yankees-Mets, Double-A style. Trenton is the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate and they host the B-Mets for three games in lovely Trenton, New Jersey. The Thunder currently have a one-game lead over the Mets (none in the loss column) in the EL’s Northern Division. They’ve won four out of five, while the B-Mets closed out July and began August with a 12-game winning streak to make this really interesting, though they have gone 2-3 since.
Other plusses for this series: Yankees top prospect Philip Hughes takes the mound on Tuesday (against Willie Collazo in an 11:35 a.m. ET start), while Mets pitching prospect Philip Humber makes his first Double-A start post-Tommy John surgery on Thursday (against Trenton’s Jason Jones).
UPDATE: You’ll be able to listen to Humber take the mound for the B-Mets live on MLB Radio on Thursday at 7 p.m.
OK, so now it’s your turn. What would you guys choose as your "picks to click?" Pick any series from now until the end of the week. As suggestions come in, we’ll bring them up on future shows (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12-1 p.m. ET). Happy clicking!