David Robertson has been fantastic all year. He’d given up only one run coming into tonight’s game. Everything is a little more magnified in the Subway Series, and tonight Robertson took the loss as the Yankees fell to the Mets 2-1. It wasn’t all his fault though, as the Yankees had opportunities that they didn’t capitalize on.
The pitching matchup of Phil Hughes and Jonathon Niese looked pretty good on paper, and turned out to be even better. The game was scoreless until the sixth. Each team had a couple of rallies beforehand, but couldn’t get that key hit. In the sixth, Brett Gardner led off with a triple, and Jayson Nix singled him home. Gardner then showed off with the leather in the bottom of the inning, robbing Daniel Murphy of a game tying home run.
The Yankees had a chance to increase the lead in the seventh, but Gardner grounded out with two on and two out. David Wright lead off the bottom half of the inning with a home run to tie the game. The Mets took the lead in the eighth. With one out, Mike Baxter hit a ground-rule double to left. Pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin walked. A passed ball moved the runners to second and third. Ruben Tejada hit a groundball to Robinson Cano that Cano made a great play on by throwing out Baxter at home. Murphy followed with the game winning single to give the Mets the lead for good.
YGY Player Of The Game: Hughes
Notes: Joba Chamberlain will be activated before tomorrow night’s game. Mark Teixeira will play in Trenton Wednesday and Thursday and could be activated before the weekend series against the Red Sox. Kevin Youkilis could be back early next week.