Sunday, June 24, 2012

The New York Yankees even the Subway series at a game

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets by the score of 4-3 on Saturday night. The Mets got out to a 3-0 lead and the Yankees rallied late. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched ok, the Yankees bullpen was great. Raul Ibanez had the big hit for the Yankees. Chris Young started for the Mets and pitched pretty well, the bullpen pitched well. There wasn’t a Mets batter who had more then one hit. 
Nova pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked three and struck out seven. Clay Rapada won his second game of the season pitching to one batter and striking him out. Cody Eppley pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Boone Logan faced two batters and struck them both out and Dave Robertson pitched an inning walking two and striking out three. Rafael Soriano earned his 14th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out two. Young pitched six innings giving up four hits and three runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Jon Rauch took the loss and is now 3-7 on the season. Rauch pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Tim Byrdak pitched to two batters and retired them both and Jeremy Hefner pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Derek Jeter had a hit, Curtis Granderson drew a walk and Robinson Cano drew a walk. Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Nick Swisher had two hits and Ibanez had a hit and three RBI. Chavez had a hit and an RBI, Swisher had a double and Ibanez and Chavez each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base. Jeter and Granderson each had a stolen base. Jeter and Rodriguez each committed an error.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit and an RBI, Jordany Valdespin had a hit and David Wright had a hit. Lucas Duda had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Omar Quintanilla had a hit and drew a walk. Josh Thole had an RBI and drew three walks, Young had a hit and an RBI. Quintanilla, Murphy and Valdespin each had a double. Nieuwenhuis hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-14 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Nieuwenhuis hit a solo homerun. In the fourth Thole grounded out and it was 2-0 Mets. Young had an RBI single in the sixth to push the lead to 3-0. In the seventh Ibanez hit a three run homerun and Chavez a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. The four runs in the seventh were the final runs scored in the game.

The Yankees ended their three game losing streak and secured a season series win over the Mets. The Yankees improved their record to 42-28 and the Mets record fell to 39-33. The two teams will play the rubber game of their three game series on Sunday night. It will be a marquee matchup as CC Sabathia and R.A. Dickey faceoff on national television. The Yankees will try to make it five wins in six games for the season series.

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