Friday, August 5, 2016

The New York Yankees lose to the New York Mets and Subway series ends in a split

The New York Yankees were defeated by the New York Mets on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and he pitched ok really having one bad inning.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched really well.  Jay Bruce led the Mets with a three run homerun and Gary Sanchez had two hits for the Yankees. 

Eovaldi pitched seven innings giving up four runs on five hits.  He walked two and struck out five and lost his eighth game of the season.  Adam Warren pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Anthony Swarzak pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Colon pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and a run with no walks and a strikeout.  Colon won his tenth game of the season.  Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and saved his 38th game of the season. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Chase Headley had a hit and Brian McCann had a hit.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Sanchez had two hits.  Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI, Sanchez hit a double and the Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Alejandro De Aza drew a walk and Neil Walker had a hit.  Bruce had a hit and three RBI, James Loney had a hit and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit.  Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI, Granderson hit a double and Johnson and Bruce hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the fifth Johnson hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Bruce hit a three run homerun and it was 4-0 Mets.  The Yankees scored their only run in the seventh on a Hicks RBI single and 4-1 would be the final score. 

The two teams  split the four games, two games splits at Citi Field and here at Yankee Stadium.  The Mets head to Detroit for a three game weekend series and the Yankees remain at home to take on the Cleveland Indians.   

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