May 12, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Eric Campbell (29) scores before the tag by New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) in front of home plate umpire Mike Estabrook (83) during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Bullpen Meltdown Causes Yankees To Fall To Mets

The problem with the Yankees rotation right now is that they are injured and the replacements aren’t giving length. That causes the bullpen to tire out. That was precisely what happened tonight in game one of the Subway Series as the Mets came back to beat the Yankees 9-7.


Eric Young Jr. led off the game off Hiroki Kuroda with a single and then stole second. He went to third on a groundout and scored on David Wright‘s groundout.

The Yankees came back in the second off Bartolo Colon. Three singles by Brian McCann, Alfonso Soriano and Yangervis Solarte. Brett Gardner then unloaded his second homer of the year.

The Mets don’t hit a lot of home runs, but used the long ball to tie the game. A solo shot by Travis d’Arnaud in the fifth and a two run shot by Curtis Granderson in the sixth tied the game.

The Yanks would come back in the bottom of the sixth. Soriano doubled and Solarte singled him home. Kelly Johnson followed with a triple. Johnson was erased at home on a fielder’s choice by Brian Roberts. Gardner would steal second and D’Arnaud’s throw went to center causing Roberts to score.

Young would then hit a two run shot off Alfredo Aceves to make it 7-6. In the eighth, Eric Campbell doubled and scored on Lucas Duda‘s single to tie it. Chris Young‘s third homer of the year gave the Mets the lead for good.

Round two of the series is at 7:10 tomorrow night. Zack Wheeler and Vidal Nuno will face each other.

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