Sunday, March 22, 2015

Recap: Mets 6, Yankees 0

CC Sabathia surrendered four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings and Jose Pirela left the game early with an apparent concussion Sunday as the Yankees fell to the Mets, 6-0, in a one-sided affair at Tradition Field.

Sabathia Struggles: Sabathia gave up three home runs in his relatively-short outing -- including two in the bottom of the first alone. He did strike out four, however, and told Jack Curry after his removal he feels better now than he did last spring.

Pirela's Injury: On the first batter Sabathia faced on the afternoon, Mets CF Juan Lagares lifted a deep fly ball to center -- one Pirela nearly tracked down before slamming hard into the wall. Pirela then laid on the ground for a few minutes as Lagares circled the bases for an inside-the-parker, eventually being taken off in a cart.

Baker's Strong Performance: On a day when plenty of things went wrong for the Yankees, Scott Baker acted as one of the few bright spots -- throwing 4 1/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen while striking out two. In all, Baker retired 13 of 14 Mets between the fourth and eighth -- sitting down nine consecutive at one point while never letting a man reach second.

Offensive Blues: The Yankees mustered just two hits in 5 2/3 frames against Mets starter Matt Harvey -- a pair of routine singles from Mark Teixeira and John Ryan Murphy. They finally threatened in the top of the ninth, but stranded a runner in scoring postion when Rob Refsnyder hit into a double play. 

Teixeira Shows Off His Wheels: Teixeira did put together an interesting moment in the second, though -- collecting a rare stolen base following his knock off Harvey. Teixeira wasn't being held by the Mets' Lucas Duda, strangely, so he sprinted toward second in a nice showing of awareness. 

Next Up: The Yankees will continue their tour of Florida's Atlantic coast Monday when they visit the Nationals in Viera -- a contest you can see live on MLB Network. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. ET -- with Bryan Mitchell slated to start for the Yankees in their lone trip to Washington's complex this month. 

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