The New York Yankees were defeated by the New York Mets on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-1. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch very well. The Yankees only managed to six hits and no one had more than a hit. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched well and he also had two hits. Michael Conforto also had two hits.
Tanaka pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and seven runs with no walks and four strikeouts. He lost his fourth game of the season. Richard Bleier pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he struck out a batter and Anthony Swarzak pitched an inning giving up a hit.
deGrom won his seventh game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up four hits and no runs with a walk and eight strikeouts. Jon Niese pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew two walks and Brian McCann had a hit. Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI, Starlin Castro had a hit and Aaron Hicks had a hit. Teixeira hit a double and Gregorius a homerun. The Yankees were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Gardner committed an error.
Alejandro De Aza had a hit and two RBI, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI and Neil Walker had a hit and an RBI. James Loney had a hit, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Michael Conforto had two hits and an RBI. Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI, Matt Reynolds had a hit and an RBI and deGrom had two hits. Conforto and Walker each hit a double and De Aza and d'Arnaud each hit a homerun. The Mets were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
In the third De Aza hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. In the fifth d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-0. In the seventh Conforto hit an RBI double, Reynolds hit an RBI single, Cespedes hit an RBI single and Walker hit an RBI double and it was 7-0 Mets. In the ninth Gregorius hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-1 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will shift their series to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night and they will play two games there.