April 24th 2015 -- Yankees 6, Mets 1

All good things come to an end….

Friday night at Yankee Stadium Mark Teixeira  hit a pair of homers and drove in 4 and Jacoby Ellsbury added a solo shot against Mets starter Jacob deGrom…the Yankees snap the Mets 11 game winning streak beating the Mets 6-1.

deGrom just didn't have it on the night.  For just the 2nd time in his career he gave up multiple homers in a game.

 In the top of the first Teixeira hit his 6th homer driving in Brett Gardner.  In the 3rd Ellsbury led off the inning with a solo shot, his 1st. Then after A-Rod walked, Teixeira is his 2nd two run shot of the night, his 7th on the year to make it 5-0.  Stephen Drew’s sac-fly capped the 4 run 3rd.  deGrom hung in to pitch 5 innings allowing 8 hits 6 runs (all earned) he walked 2 and struck out 2. The 6 runs yielded tie a career high for deGrom who falls to 2-2 with the loss.

Sean Gilmartin pitched a scoreless 6th and into the 7th Hansel Robles made his major league debut in the 7th and pitched out of a bases loaded no out jam striking out 2.  On a down night for the Mets Robles provided a much need jolt from the mound.  Erik Goeddel pitched the 8th. Michael Pineda was jolting all night for the Yankees going 7 2/3 innings allowing 5 hits 1 run (earned) while striking out 7 earning the win improving to 3-0.

The Mets run came in the top of the 6th when Lucas Duda hit a sac-fly to left field bringing home Curtis Granderson.  The Mets only managed 5 hits on the night, Granderson leading the way with 2. Juan Lagares saw his 10 game hit streak end as well.

The Mets are now 13-4 overall and 3-4 on the road. Saturday afternoon its game two of the weekend set. Matt Harvey (3-0 3.50) goes for the Mets. C.C. Sabathia (0-3 4.35) goes for the pinstripes.  


Steve from Norfolk said...

Three things contributed to this loss tonight. The first one was; Pineda was NASTY tonight. That slider was just about as unhittable a pitch as I have seen.

The second one was; The Yankee hitters went to school on DeGrom. They knew he likes to pound the zone inside, and throw strikes. They turned his approach against him. No matter how talented he is, he didn't have the experience to adjust his game fast enough to do any good. It took him until the fifth inning, and it was too late by then.

The third one was; the Mets were starting to press. I saw signs of it last night, with the mishandled plays in the field. There were one or two yesterday - there were more tonight. I am not sure if it showed up at the plate - Pineda was that good. A streak like this gets to be more and more stressful the longer it goes on.

Let's just hope our guys get a good night's sleep, shake it off, and return to playing the way we've seen they can. tomorrow's Harvey day, and he's going to be pissed. Pity the Yanks.

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