NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — For eight weeks, the Yankees managed to succeed with a makeshift lineup that had little resemblance to their usual star-filled batting order.
Turns out they were primed to be knocked off their perch by the crosstown Mets.
Dillon Gee finished off the first Subway Series sweep by the upstarts from Queens, striking out a career-high 12 and limiting the Yankees to four hits over 7 1-3 innings in a 3-1 victory Thursday night that completed the Mets’ four-game smothering of their famous foe from the Bronx.
“It’s hard when you lose to your crosstown rivals,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “You don’t want to be part of a team that gets swept by your crosstown rivals. Over time, it’s going to happen, but you don’t want to be the team that it happens to.”