New York Yankees Recap: CC Sabathia Struggles As Yankees Fall To Mets 8-2


The New York Yankees fell to the Mets 8-2 on Saturday in the second game of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium. CC Sabathia surrendered three home runs as he was out-dueled by Matt Harvey.

Lucas Duda got the Mets on the board with a home run in the top of the first. The lined shot cleared the wall like a speeding bullet to make it 1-0. The Yankees went down in order in the bottom of the first, including a Harvey strike out of Alex Rodriguez. [related category]
Sabathia worked his way out of trouble in the second. After he induced Daniel Murphy to fly out, the Mets put runners on second and third with two out. But Sabathia ended the threat with a ground out to third.

Mark Teixeira reached on a check swing infield single in the bottom of the second. A pair of slow ground outs by Chris Young and Brian McCann advanced Teixeira to third. But Chase Headley grounded out to strand him there.

In the third, Curtis Granderson and John Mayberry Jr. both lined hot shots off Sabathia. But Teixeira and Didi Gregorius made back to back web gems to keep the bases empty. Teixeira had to open his glove and check inside to

make sure that he really made the catch. And Gregorius showed a glimpse of his defensive ability with a leaping grab.
The Yankees evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Stephen Drew opened with a smash that bounced off the outfield wall near the bullpen. Gregorius then bunted and reached first when the Mets neglected to cover first. Drew came home as Jacoby Ellsbury hit into a double play.

It looked as if defense was going to keep Sabathia out of trouble again in the fourth. Ellsbury made a terrific sliding catch to keep runners out of scoring position. But the Mets, primarily behind a triple by Juan Lagares and a two run home run by Kevin Plawecki, plated four runs to break on top 5-1.

The Mets got to Sabathia again in the sixth. After a home run by Eric Campbell and a single by Lagares, Joe Girardi lifted him in favor of Esmil Rogers. But Rogers tossed two wild pitches to allow the seventh run and close

the book on Sabathia.
After his shaky start, Rogers settled down in the seventh, striking out the side. Teixeira got the Yankees closer with his eighth home run in the bottom of the inning. But Harvey got McCann, Young and Headley to end the inning.

The Mets wasted no time in getting the run back in the top of the eighth with three straight two out hits to go up 8-2.

Girardi brought in Chris Martin in the ninth. Martin pitched a scoreless inning to give the Yankees one last shot. After the Yankees were able to get two on with two out, the Mets replaced Harvey with  Carlos Torres who got the final out.

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