Yankees 4 Mets 2
The Mets tried to beat the Yankees at their own game, but fell two homeruns short.
Mets Game Notes
Dillon Gee was impressive, keeping the Yankees off-balance with all four of his pitches working well — both in terms of location and movement. Gee took the loss, but, gee whiz — you really couldn’t have asked for a better performance from a back-end starter against one of the most vaunted offenses in the world.
This game was all about the long ball, with each club clubbing two and five of the six runs resulting from homeruns. The Mets, however, simply couldn’t keep up the long-distance strategy.
The two bombs by the Mets came off the bats of David Wright and, of all people, Omar Quintanilla. Go figure. Those two men accounted for three of the Mets’ eight hits on the evening, as Phil Hughes kept the rest of the lineup in check.
Interestingly, the patient approach the Yankees are known for was not practiced in this game — they swung early and often at Gee’s offerings. Through eight times at bat, the Yankees saw only 121 pitches, which is a remarkably low number for any team, much less one whose bread and butter is working counts. I haven’t watched too many Yankees games this year so not sure if their approach has changed or if this in fact out of character. Meanwhile the Mets saw 152 pitches. Yeah, I realize these numbers mean nothing in relation to the final score, but I point it out because it seems unusual.
Net Mets Game
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.