On the first night of the series the streak was ended, but these Mets proved they would over come. Maybe more importantly, to the team, Matt Harvey, fresh off Tommy John surgery last season, in the big spot light took the ball & showed everybody how tough & serious he was.
A large Saturday afternoon crowd of 47,909 came to the Bronx to see the A.L. New York club (10-8) host Terry Collins' Mets (14-4) aired as the FOX game of the week telecast. Matt Harvey (3-0) for the Mets against a struggling CC Sabbathia (0-2).
|New York Mets||A.L. New York|
|1||Curtis Granderson||RF||1||Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2||John Mayberry||LF||2||Brett Gardner||LF|
|3||Lucas Duda||1B||3||Alex Rodriguez||DH|
|4||Michael Cuddyer||DH||4||Mark Teixeira||1B|
|5||Daniel Murphy||2B||5||Brian McCann||C|
|6||Eric Campbell||3B||6||Chris Young||RF|
|7||Juan Lagares||CF||7||Chase Headley||3B|
|8||Wilmer Flores||SS||8||Stephen Drew||2B|
|9||Kevin Plawecki||C||9||Didi Gregorius||SS|
|Matt Harvey P|
Lucas Duda started out the Mets 1st inning with a solo HR to make it 1-0. The game was tied in the 4th inning when the Mets had a big four run rally. Michael Cuddyer started out with a base hit, then with two outs the hits came.
Juan Lagares tripled to straight away center making it 2-0. He easily scored on Wilmer Flores base hit to make it 3-1. Rookie catcher Kevin Plawecki then made his mark on the subway series with a two run HR off Sabbathia making it 5-1. Plawecki would add an RBI single in the 8th as well.
The Mets back up third baseman, filling in for an injured David Wright hit a solo HR to start out the 6th inning. Juan Lagares singled knock Sabbathia out after giving up a dreadful seven runs on nine hits. Lagares would eventually score on an Esmil Rogers wild pitch.
With all that offense Matt Harvey had an easy time of the AL New York club. In one of his longest outings of the year he pitched into the 9h inning, not wanting the Terry Collins to take the ball from him.
It wasn't until the 9th inning after getting the first two outs, that he allowed a single & a walk where Collins decided he had enough. He left the field to a huge ovation & had earned a lot of respect for his valiant effort.
Harvey went 8.2 innings, allowing two runs on just five hits, he struck out seven & walked two to get to 4-0 on the season with a 3.04 ERA.
The Mets had now won 12 of 13 games.