The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Monday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-5. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch very well but the bullpen did. Logan Verrett started for the Mets and pitched pretty well and their bullpen blew the lead. The Yankees offense was led by Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner who had two hits each and the Mets by Matt Reynolds who had a big three run homerun.
Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and five runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Richard Bleier gave up a hit and a walk without recording an out, Nick Goody retired the only batter that he faced and Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. Adam Warren won his fourth game of the season pitching two innings and not giving up a hit or a run and he walked one and struck out two. Dellin Betances earned his first save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Verrett pitched five innings giving up four hits and three runs with three walks and two strikeouts. Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning, Hansel Robles pitched an inning striking out one and Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a run and a walk with a strikeout. Addison Reed pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Seth Lugo pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and he took his first loss of the season.
Gardner had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Ellsbury had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk. Brian McCann had a hit, Didi Gregorius had a hit and two RBI and Starlin Castro had an RBI and drew a walk. Rob Refsnyder drew a walk, Austin Romine drew a walk and Ellsbury and Gardner each hit a double. Gardner hit a triple and the Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Castro and Romine each had a passed ball.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Michael Conforto had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Wilmer Flores had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Travis d'Arnaud had two hits, James Loney had two hits and Reynolds had two hits and three RBI. Alejandro De Aza drew a walk, Brandon Nimmo had a hit and Steven Matz drew a walk. Reynolds, Conforto and Loney each hit a double and Flores and Reynolds each hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. De Aza committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist.
In the second Flores hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fourth a wild pitch tied the game at one. In the fifth Gardner hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. Ellsbury hit an RBI single in the fifth and it was 3-1 Yankees. Conforto hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 3-2. Reynolds hit a three run homerun in the sixth and the Mets took a 5-3 lead. In the eighth Gregorius hit a two run single to tie the game at five and then in the tenth Castro hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 6-5 lead which would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night and the last game at Citi Field between the two teams. They will then shift to Yankee Stadium for games on Wednesday and Thursday night.