It certainly was cold for fans watching the showdown at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.
Matt Harvey won his third straight start to begin his comeback season and the banged-up New York Mets, despite losing two important players to injuries, held off the Miami Marlins 7-6 Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory.
Jacob deGrom pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Mets got home runs from Travis d’Arnaud and Wilmer Flores to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 5-4 Saturday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night.
Backed by Michael Cuddyer’s two-run homer in the first inning, Colon led 3-2 before Jonny Gomes’ seventh-inning homer just inside the left-field pole.
Julio Teheran pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves stayed hot with a 5-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Mets, who learned earlier that injured closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.
New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been given an 80-game suspension without pay, effective immediately, after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, the MLB said Saturday.
Phil Gosselin had a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered and the Atlanta Braves won their home opener with a 5-3 victory over the sloppy New York Mets on Friday night.
The Mets went up against the Washington Nationals and more than 10,000 fans lined up in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda to catch all the game day action.
Anthony Recker hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Mets pulled out a 4-4 tie against the Texas Rangers on Saturday in the final exhibition game for both teams.
New York is home to two mediocre major league baseball teams which means the Yankees and Mets could meet in the World Series.
People were packed into the auction area at Sotheby’s to bid and watch people bid on items in the “New York Sale.”
Dillon Gee allowed singles to four of his first five batters, then settled in to pitch seven innings Sunday in the New York Mets’ 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Yankees center fielder Jose Pirela was carted off the field after crashing into the wall on Juan Lagares’ inside-the-park home run, the first of three long balls off CC Sabathia, and the New York Mets beat their crosstown rivals 6-0 behind a dominant effort from Matt Harvey.
Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.