Mets Game 68: Loss to Yankees
Yankees 5 Mets 3
Sadly, all good things must eventually come to an end — including Mets’ winning streaks on the road.
For the first time since June 10th, the Mets lost. In fact, it was the first date the Mets played and didn’t win since June 2 (they won the second half of a doubleheader on the 10th).
They had to lose eventually, right? You can’t win ’em all, as they say.
Mike Pelfrey pitched fairly well considering the circumstances — the key circumstance being the jet stream carrying baseballs over the right field fence. But Phil Hughes pitched a little bit better, mainly in limiting the damage of the high flies. All runs in the game were driven in via the big fly, and Pelfrey’s line was 7 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 106 pitches.
Jose Reyes drove in all 3 Mets runs with a pair of dingers — one leading off the game. Angel Pagan also had two hits, including a double. No one else did anything of consequence. Strange, considering that both Alex Cora AND Henry Blanco were in the lineup.
Ryota Igarashi threw one inning without imploding, which was encouraging.
Derek Jeter took a rare day off, but no one seemed to notice.
Next Mets Game
The rubber match will be played on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 PM in the Bronx. Reminder: it’s Father’s Day, so run to the store and buy a tie for pop while the malls are still open. Johan Santana faces C.C. Sabathia in a classic matchup of underperforming aces.