Here are today's Yankees- and Mets-related links, as Ivan Nova and Mike Pelfrey prepare to square off in the rubber match of this weekend's Subway Series….
- Newsday's Ken Davidoff and Joel Sherman of the New York Post each examine the perception that the Yankees' offense, which leads the AL in runs (226) and OPS (.780), is underachieving. Both writers note that Jesus Montero's eventual arrival should provide a boost, while Sherman ponders the possiblity of acquiring a veteran bat like Carlos Beltran.
- Major League Baseball is looking into the doctor who performed Bartolo Colon's stem cell procedure, according to Christian Red of the New York Daily News. The doctor, Joseph Purita, has links to HGH, which raised a red flag for MLB. MLBTR's Nick Collias took a look at Colon's stem cell treatment earlier this month.
- Sandy Alderson's competitive nature means he's not eager to make any "so-called white-flag trades" and give up on the 2011 season, writes David Waldstein of the New York Times.