Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Jenrry Mejia provided a jolt after his reluctant move to the bullpen and the previously punchless New York Mets went deep four times to rally past the Yankees 9-7 Monday night in the Subway Series opener.
Though the Yankees lost two of three in Milwaukee over the weekend, there were some positives. Mark Teixeira comes immediately to mind.
The Mets aren’t going to miss Derek Jeter. Not on the field, anyway. Just look at these numbers: .368 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games.
After riding high in April with a 15-11 mark at the end of the month, the Mets have been shot down in May, going 2-8 in their first 10 games since turning the calendar.
The SNY analyst was one of 10 former Mets players to sign a widely panned email asking fans to pledge their support head of this month’s Subway Series.
“We will not be at Citi Field for those two games because the Mets are not allowing us to do our show out of there,” Francesa said on air on Thursday afternoon.
While the team meant well, its recent email to fans ahead of this month’s Subway Series has been described as “dopey,” “beyond insulting, “disgraceful,” and everything in between.
Call it a passing of the torch, of sorts. In 2015, there will only be one captain on the New York baseball scene: Mets third baseman David Wright.
Welcome back, Tex and Youk, but pay close attention to Sabathia. His season will give a much better indication of where the Yankees are heading.
The Mets were the talk of the town just a week ago — and not in a good way. Who could have thought a four-game set against the Yankees would flip the script?
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.
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 and limited the Yankees to four hits over 7 1-3 innings Thursday night in a 3-1 win that gave the Mets a four-game season sweep of their older, more prestigious rival.
Ruben Tejada to the minor leagues? Not so fast. He’s headed to the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain, the Mets announced Thursday.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
The pair was notified in a meeting of the possibility that they could be demoted imminently, WFAN’s Mike Francesa reported on Wednesday. Manager Terry Collins confirmed the meeting later in the afternoon.