On Saturday, the Yankees ‘calamity spanned nine innings – and damage was inflicted by rivals Crosstown as the Mets took a bag of salt and scattered it over the Yankees’ open wounds.
Taijuan Walker missed the Yankees for 5 ¹ / ₃ innings and the Mets’ sticks hit them to death for an 8-3 win over 40,047, a season-high at Yankee Stadium.
As the Mets (42-36) rebounded from their own tough streak in Atlanta – which included a 20-2 loss Wednesday and a game loss Thursday – the Yankees (41-40) lost for the sixth time in seven. matches. After back-to-back rains following Wednesday’s devastating loss to the Angels, they didn’t show much life on Saturday, and by the time they did, it was too late.
Walker continued his strong season by not giving up a hit until Aaron Judge took it deep for a solo home run with a sixth inning out. The Yankees added a pair of runs later in the inning, but Jeurys Familia and Drew Smith struck out their last 10 batters to end the game.
Both teams came in with the last 10 MLB offenses, but it was the Mets that came to life, beating the Yankees 14-3, with 13 of those singles hits. The top of the Mets roster led the way. Brandon Nimmo, in his first comeback after a hand injury cost him two months, Francisco Lindor and Dominic Smith combined to pass 8 for 13 with six runs scored and four RBIs.
After losing early scoring chances to Jordan Montgomery – first and second without an out in the first inning and second and third with an out in the third – the Mets finally conceded a rally in the fifth.
Nimmo, Lindor and Smith delivered back-to-back singles with one out, the latter leading to Nimmo to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
Pete Alonso then took a walk to charge the goals, marking the end of the day for Montgomery after 4 ¹ / ₃ innings – his second shortest outing of the season.
Lucas Luetge relieved him and allowed James McCann to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. One out later, Luetge planted a cursor in the dirt for a wild throw that saw Smith score from third place to make it 3-0.
Walker, meanwhile, kept the Yankees off hitting in five innings, although he needed 87 shots to do so. He walked twice in the second and third innings, but came out of both difficult situations, hitting Gio Urshela while watching and forcing Judge to fly away.
The Mets strengthened their lead in the sixth inning over former teammate Justin Wilson. Jeff McNeil, Jose Peraza and Nimmo each scored to charge the goals before Lindor stepped in to force in a run. Smith then made it 6-0 with a two-point brace, putting Wilson out of the game.
Michael King, who was a candidate early on Sunday’s doubles program, came on and had two strikeouts before giving a two-run single to Kevin Pillar who gave the Mets an 8-0 lead.
After the Yankees moved closer to 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth, with Judge’s homerun and Urshela’s two-run single against Miguel Castro, Familia put out the fire by removing Miguel Andujar, blocking two runners on base. .