Game 17 | 10-7, T-1st : So the Mets now own New York? Not so fast, you breathless media types. The Kings of Queens’ uncanny 11-game win streak came to an abrupt halt in The Bronx tonight, thanks in most part to Michael Pineda‘s masterful mound performance and Mark Teixeira‘s thunderous bat.
Big Mike was dominant from the go — 100 pitches, 78 strikes over 7.2 innings. Mets starter Jacob deGrom, who gives up home run balls as often as our elected officials tell the truth, was touched up for no less than three tonight. Two by Tex, and the third by Jacoby Ellsbury.
“He’s matured. He took a tough situation last year and figured out how to pitch in the cold,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, referring to when Pineda was caught using pine tar at Boston. “On a night like tonight, it was extremely impressive.”
Yankees 6, Mets 1