Yankees vs. Mets Post Game Recap 6/24
The Yankees were able to pull off the 6-5 win over the Mets, winning the series at Citi Field and taking five out of six games for the Subway Series, as Yankee fans get the bragging rights for this year.
All indications of this game going in looked like it would be a great pitchers duel between R.A. Dickey and C.C. Sabathia. Unfortunately for New York baseball fans looking forward to this match up neither one of them pitched up to their capabilities tonight.
C.C Sabathia didn’t have his best stuff tonight but also didn’t get a lot of help from the fielders behind him as in his 5.2 innings Sabathia allowed nine hits, two walks, five runs, only one of which was an earned run, striking out three batters in the no decision.
The Yankees bullpen pitched well again, as Boone Logan was able to go 1.1 innings without allowing a base runner and picking up two strikeouts. David Robertson made things a little interesting in the 8th inning, trying to pick up the final two outs of the inning as Andres Torres got to 3rd base with two outs; but Robertson got a ground out to end the inning. Rafael Soriano came in the 9th to close the door and picked up his 15th save of the season.
It was a rough night again defensively for the Yankees. After two errors in Saturday nights game they committed another three on Sunday night as Chris Stewart had two throwing errors on attempted steals, the second of which was more Cano’s fault for not catching it as it went right under his glove between his legs. Cano also had a error fielding a ball in the 6th inning, for his 4th of the year.
Derek Jeter had a tough night going 0-5 with a strikeout, as his average keeps heading south at only .305 for the season and hitting .244 for June.
Nick Swisher was able to provide the Yankees with a big 3-run shot off R.A Dickey in the 3rd inning for his 11th home run of the season.
The Yankees will be back at home to face the Cleveland Indians for the first time this season on Monday night as Hiroki Kuroda (6-7, 3.57) will be facing Josh Tomlin (3-4, 5.12).