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Final Score: Mets 8, Yankees 5 — deGrom and dingers

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A beat down in the Boogie Down.

New York Mets v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

This evening, the Mets defeated the Yankees in the rescheduled final game of their season series, 8-5 at Yankee Stadium. It was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between Jacob deGrom and Luis Severino, but early offense from the Mets put the game more or less out of reach early on.

The home run was the play of the night, with the Mets socking five over the first seven innings. Amed Rosario, Jose Bautista, Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo, and Michael Conforto all hit home runs, with Jeff McNeil driving in the only two non-dinger runs of the game for the Mets.

The Yankees, on the other hand, scored all their early runs on the single, with Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks, and Didi Gregorious plating runs in the third and fifth innings. Miguel Andujar added a two-run home run against Seth Lugo in the eighth.

deGrom struck out twelve and walked two over his six and two thirds innings. While he certainly had better starts this year, deGrom’s dominance delivered a message that the Mets can still hold their own against their crosstown rivals. The barrage of home runs, though insignificant in the grand scheme of things, felt almost cathartic, and added to what was already a good night to be a Mets fan, in what has been an increasingly difficult season.

Full recap to follow.

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