GAME 37: If you tell me Kuroda’s starting, Yanks will pound out 7 runs and the opponent has one of the shakiest bullpens in MLB, I’m telling you ‘we got this’. Not so fast. The Mets must have been encouraged by the home run parade in Milwaukee over the weekend, and followed suit. The cross-town rivals knocked 4 total out of the park in the process of overcoming two 3-run deficits.
Wasted was Brett Gardner‘s dramatic second inning grand slam, and a great night at the plate for Yangervis Solarte. Derek Jeter also went 3-4 with a walk.
The Yankees tagged starter Bartolo Colon for all seven runs (6 earned), but the Met’s bullpen accomplished what ours is suddenly unable to — lock it down after getting a lead.
Bullpen Woes Continue
Alfredo Aceves, Matt Thornton, and Preston Claiborne combined to allow the Mets back off the canvas, giving up 5 runs over two innings, capped off by outfielder Chris Young’s line drive homer to left in the 8th off Claiborne. Thornton was tagged with the loss.
“We’re very resilient. We always have been. We’re the Yankees. We’re going to get it together, and we’re going to get rolling here quick.” — Preston Claiborne
Here’s the box score and a post recap from LoHud’s Chad Jennings.
GAMEDAY NOTES: The Mets extended their Subway Series winning streak to 5, having swept the four games in 2013 … Old friend Curtis Granderson homered in his first return to The Bronx in enemy laundry …