What a difference a few days makes. After all the runs and all the hits in the Bronx, pitching became the story over the past two days. Tonight was about the two guys making their major league debuts and Dellin Betances who got seven outs, including six strikeouts in a row and the Yankees evened out the Subway Series with a 1-0 win.
Chase Whitley (and Betances) and Jacob deGrom were matching zeroes throughout the game. Then came the seventh inning and the Yanks broke through. Mark Teixeira walked with one out. The Mets shifted for Brian McCann who hit a ground ball to second. The Mets got the out at second, but David Wright, who isn’t used to making the turn, made a bad throw that Lucas Duda couldn’t pick at first. That opened the door as Alfonso Soriano hit a triple to drive home McCann.
The real story was the Yankee bullpen. Betances, Adam Warren and David Robertson combined for 4.1 innings of shutout relief, giving up one hit, one walk and striking out 10. Joe Girardi was looking to use Robertson for a four out save and he got that chance tonight.
Interleague play continues as the Yankees host the Pirates for the weekend beginning tomorrow night at 7:05 (weather permitting there’s a 90 percent chance of rain from 8am until Saturday morning). David Phelps will take on Edinson Volquez.
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