Mets Pound Yankees Pitching In Blowout Defeat
May 13, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees managerJoe Girardi
takes the ball from New York Yankees starting pitcherVidal Nuno
(57) during the fourth inning of a game against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
This New York Yankees pitching staff isn’t getting better anytime soon. Ivan Nova isn’t walking through that door. Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia won’t be anytime soon. Guys like Vidal Nuno need to step up and Nuno didn’t tonight as he got clobbered in 3.1 innings of work as the Mets beat the Yankees again 12-7.
The Mets got started right away as Eric Young Jr. was hit and Daniel Murphy walked. David Wright followed with a single. Two batters later, Curtis Granderson hit his fifth homer of the year.
The Yankees came right back against Zack Wheeler. Brett Gardner led off with a single and Derek Jeter walked. A double play moved Gardner to third and he scored on Mark Teixeira‘s single. Brian McCann then followed with his fifth homer of the year.
The Mets came back in the third. Wright doubled, went to third on a flyout and scored on a Juan Lagares sac fly. In the fourth Ruben Tejada walked and Young reached on Yangervis Solarte‘s errant throw. Murphy followed with a sac fly to knock out Nuno and Wright singled in a run.
Back came the Yankees as Gardner drove in a run after the first two reached on walks, but Jeter’s double play would end the rally.
The Mets would put the game out of reach in the fifth. Lagares would hit a hustle double. He would move to third on a groundout and scored on a Tejada single. After a walk, Murphy hit his third homer of the year off the rightfield foul pole.
Soriano would drive in a run with a single in the fifth and Solarte hit his third homer of the year in the eighth.
In the ninth, Granderson beat the shift with a single moved to second on a groundout and scored on Lucas Duda‘s double as he to beat the shift making all the stats in Joe Girardi’s binder irrelevant.
The Yankees staged a bit of a rally in the bottom of the ninth. Jeurys Familia walked the first two and after a flyout McCann singled in a run.
A interesting matchup tomorrow night as the series shifts to Citi Field. Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound against Rafael Montero making his major league debut at 7:10ET,