Posted by Craig Mitchell at 1:54 AM
Sunday night at Citi Field, the Mets and Matt Harvey held the Yankees at bay for 5 innings, but after Harvey left the Yankees bats came to life as they beat the Mets 11-2. The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. Ruben Tejada led off the game for the Mets with a double. David Wright followed with an RBI single off C.C. Sabathia. Harvey was dominant for 5 innings allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 7. He left after 5 due to innings restrictions. In the 6th Hansel Robles took the mound and an error by Daniel Murphy set off a 5 run inning highlighted by a 2 run double by Carlos Beltran and a 3 run homer by Dustin Ackley, for Ackley his 8th on the year and it was 5-1 Yanks. In the 7th the Yanks loaded the bases against Eric O’Flaherty. Erik Goeddel came in and walked Chase Headley bringing home the 6th run. In the 8th the Yankees scored 5 more times. Carlos Torres started the inning and allowed an RBI Single to Jacoby Ellsbury. Tim Stauffer came on and yielded an RBI single to Brian McCann and then a 3 run homer by Greg Bird to make it 11-1 Yankees. For Bird his 8th homer on the year. The Mets scored their final run in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single by Murphy. Sabathia went 6 innings allowing 5 hits the 1 run (earned) walking 3 and striking out 7. He gets the win improving to 5-9. Robles allowed 5 runs (1 earned) in 2/3 of an inning in the 6th and takes the loss, falling to 4-3. With the loss the Mets drop 2 of 3 to the Yanks in the series. Overall the Mets are 84-65 on the year and 47-28 at home. The Nationals won on Sunday, so the Mets lead in the NL East is now 6 games. Next up the Atlanta Braves come to town for a 3 games set. Monday night Jonathon Niese (8-10 4.31) goes for the Mets, Shelby Miller (5-15 3.00) goes for Atlanta.