Yankees split mini series vs cross town rival Mets at one a piece
Updated: Jun 12, 2019
By Brandon B
Yankees series recap
The Yankees and the Mets clashed in a doubleheader in the Bronx as the two met for a quick 2 game set.
Yankees 12 Mets 5
The Yankees took the lead with an early Morales single that netted home Gregorius. However, the Mets fired back quickly. With Masa on the mound, the Mets had themselves a busy 3rd inning. Lagares reached on an infield single scoring Rosario tying the game. Later in the inning, McNeil crushed a 3 run home run to right center giving the cross town rivals a 4-1 lead after 3. But sadly for the little brothers, one thing the Yankees have been fantastic this season with is making comebacks. And that is exactly what they did in this one. In the Yankee half of the 3rd, Gary Sanchez singled to right with 2 men on. Gardner scored moving Hicks to 3rd. This cut the deficit to 4-2. The Mets would escape trouble and keep it this way for a little bit. And by a little bit, I mean for less than an inning. In the 4th inning, Gio Urshela mashed a 2 run home run tying the game at 4! Luke Voit followed him later in the inning with a 3 run home run making it 7-4!! The Yankees patted the lead in the 5th with hits from Gio Urshela and Brett Gardner. Both of which knocked in a run a piece making it 9-4! The Yankees continued to pile on as Urshela (AGAIN!) mashed a double scoring Frazier and Gary put the cherry on top with a 2 run blast in the 8th. This capped off a 12 run performance from the Yankee offense that had everyone in the lineup firing on all cylinders! The only member of the lineup that didn’t get a hit was DJ LeMahieu. And that’s a rare sight. The Yankees commanded this one and never gave up the lead after Voit gave them the lead with one swing of the bat!
Despite what the numbers look like, Tanaka was solid in this one! Despite that one rough inning, Masa was dealing on the mound and helped contribute to the rout of the baby brothers.
Yankees 4 Mets 10
This game took quite the opposite turn. After a rout in game 1, the Mets flipped the script and dropped 10 runs on Yankees trying to fight for some attention from the parents. (New Yorkers?)
Paxton took the ball in this one and stunk it up; You could say. Pete Alonso wasted no time and took the Canadian native deep putting the Yanks in an early 3-0 deficit. The Mets tacked on more in 3rd with help from Micheal Conforto, Wilson Ramos and the former Yankee Adeiny Hechavarria. A single from each of them doubled there lead making it 6-0 NYM. This one would be too much to come back from. The Yankees did there best and were able to cut the lead in half in there part of the 3rd inning. A Torres single, and RBI ground outs from Frazier and Urshela made it 6-3 after 3 making it seem like the Yankees were gonna climb back in again. But the Mets had other ideas. JD Davis homered in McNeil right away in the 4th along with Carlos Gomez in the 5th. This put the game out of reach. Even a garbage time home run from Brett Gardner wouldn’t even come close to the hole the Yankee pitching put them in.
Paxton only lasted 2.2 innings in this one. He was responsible for 6 out of the 10 runs the Mets scored and was not himself. It is very possible he could still be suffering from his injury he missed time for on the IL.
The Yankees split a mini series with the Mets and will look to try jump all over a rather weak Chicago Whitesox team on Thursday in Chicago.