During the ebbs and flows of a season, sometimes you’ll have the pitching but not the hitting and vice versa. Right now, the Yankees are getting quality pitching and less than quality hitting. Reinforcements are on the way tomorrow, but tonight, the Yankees losing streak went to five as they were swept in the Subway Series for the first time ever, with their 3-1 loss tonight.
In the top of the second, Lucas Duda led off with a walk against Vidal Nuno. Marlon Byrd then followed with a long home run, his sixth of the year. The Yankees got their lone run in the third, when Robinson Cano hit his 14th homer of the year. The Mets got a little insurance in the eighth. Newly recalled Omar Quintanilla led off with a walk, and went to second on a groundout. After a strikeout, David Wright was walked intentionally. John Buck followed with an infield single to bring home the lone run.
YGY Player Of The Game: Dillon Gee
Notes: Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis will be in the lineup on Friday. David Adams will probably be sent to AAA, but the second option remains to be seen, possibly Nuno. Hideki Matsui will sign a one day contract on July 28 and officially retire. July 28th is also his bobblehead day. Andy Pettitte will come off the DL and start Monday’s opener against the Cleveland Indians.