Thursday, May 15, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees shutout the New York Mets

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and was brilliant.  Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira each homered to lead the Yankees offense.  Rafael Montero made his debut for the Mets and pitched ok and the bullpen was ok.  The Mets offense only managed four hits. 

Tanaka pitched a complete game shutout.  He walked none and struck out eight and improved to 6-0 on the season. 

Montero lost his first game pitching six innings and giving up five hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out three.  Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Jose Valverde pitched two innings and gave up a hit and struck out two batters. 

Brett Gardner had two hits, Derek Jeter had a hit and an RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk.  Teixeira had a hit and an RBI, Solarte had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Brian Roberts had two hits and an RBI.  Tanaka had his first major league hit and the entire Mets pitching staff is still looking for their first hit of the season.  Roberts hit two triples, Solarte and Teixeira each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Ellsbury and Gardner each had a stolen base. 

Eric Young Jr., Chris Young, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Abreu each had a hit.  Young Jr. hit a double and the Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Murphy had a stolen base and C. Young was caught stealing. 

In the second Roberts hit an RBI triple to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Solarte hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth Teixeira hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-0 and the scoring was complete in the seventh on a Jeter RBI single. 

The subway series will conclude on Thursday night with the rubber game.  The Mets have taken two out of the first three games.  The Yankees ended their four game losing streak and six game losing streak against the Mets.  Chase Whitley will make his major league debut for the Yankees and Jacob DeGrom will make his major league debut for the Mets.   

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