Ironic, perhaps, that a bunch of no-good bastages played a game like this on Father's Day. The Mets offense managed practically nothing against CC Sabathia: a measly four hits and two walks over eight innings. Johan Santana was fine but unspectacular, giving up four runs on a grand slam to Mark Teixeira in the third inning that accounted for all of the Yankees run scoring on the afternoon.
I guess the only debatably Jerrible moment was starting Fernando Tatis at DH over Chris Carter, but it's hard to quibble with favoring the platoon advantage on that one. Ultimately, the Mets just couldn't get anything going with the bats today and I doubt that Carter's Animal magnetism would have made much difference.
So we bid adieu to Yankee Stadium 3 for another year. The Mets have Monday off before sidling over to Citi Field to begin a series with the Tigers on Tuesday.
Johan the victim of one big blast
While CC's acedom is not in the past
It's fair to wonder if Mets are only winner
When strength of schedule is set to beginner
Big winners: Jason Bay, +6.2% WPA, Ruben Tejada, +1.5% WPA
Big losers: Johan Santana, -15.7% WPA, Fernando Tatis, -10.0% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Bay walk in seventh, +5.1% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Teixeira grand slam in third, -16.0% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -14.5% WPA
Total batter WPA: -35.5% WPA
GWRBI!: Mark Teixeira
Nice job by astromets; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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