After narrowly escaping calamity last night, the Mets couldn’t win back to back games in the Bronx this weekend, falling to the Yankees 7-6 on Saturday afternoon. Despite a second inning home run from Michael Conforto off of Sonny Gray to get his team on the board, the Mets trailed most of the day.
The fourth inning is what did in Steven Matz this afternoon. Giancarlo Stanton led the inning off with a single, and then scored on a Didi Gregorius triple. Gregorius scored when the next batter, Miguel Andujar, doubled, and then Andujar scored on a Greg Bird double. An Austin Romine single would plate Bird, putting the Yankees up 4-1.
The Mets would cut the lead to 4-3 on an Amed Rosario single and a failed pick-off attempt in the sixth, but that would prove to be the last of their offense. The Yankees then scored in the next three half innings, putting them up 7-4 entering the ninth.
In the top of the ninth, the Mets loaded the bases with no outs against Aroldis Chapman, scoring three runs on a Jose Reyes walk, a Brandon Nimmo hit by pitch, and a Devin Mesoraco double play off new pitcher Chasen Shreve. However, a Wilmer Flores ground out ended the comeback for the Mets.
Full recap to follow.
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