Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mets, deGrom Royally Pound Yankees in Queens, 7-1

On The 37th anniversary of Thurman Munson's tragic passing, the Yankees were obliterated by the cross town New York Mets tonight in game two of the four-game series. It was a battle of aces at Citi Field tonight, featuring Masahiro Tanaka and Jacob deGrom in this lopsided affair that saw the Mets win just their third ball game in the last nine. Outside of a few quality innings, Tanaka was ruffed up all night long, falling to 7-4 while raising his ERA to 3.46 in the loss tonight. Jacob deGrom, on the other hand, was masterful tonight as he improved his record to 7-5 while lowering his ERA to 2.41 with his dominant outing this evening.

After working two perfect innings, Tanaka gave up the first hits and first runs of the game for the Mets. With two outs in the bottom of the third, Tanaka served up a first pitch single to the opposing pitcher deGrom, who scored when the next batter Alejandro De Aza smacked a two-run blast into the seats in right field, giving the Mets a 2-0 lead. The Yankees did have their chances to score in the first two innings but were unsuccessful, leaving four men on base in the first two frames.

Tanaka got bit by the long ball again, this time coming in the bottom of the fifth. The first batter of the inning Travis d'Arnaud launched a deep homerun to left that extended the Mets lead to three.

The Mets offensive onslaught continued in the bottom of the seventh as they knocked Tanaka out of the ball game. Wilmer Flores started the inning  with a single to left, advancing to second on a throwing error by Brett Gardner. Michael Comforto then doubled to left, scoring Flores and making it 4-0 Mets. After a ground out, Matt Reynolds flipped a ball over the drawn-in infield to left for a single, that scored Comforto, 5-0. And it was the star of the game on both sides of the ball Jacob deGrom's single, his second hit of the game, that drove Tanaka from the game. Richard Bleier came on and relief of Tanaka and immediately proceeded to serve up an infield single to pinch hitter Yoenis Cespedes that scored Reynolds and moved deGrom to third, 6-0. And finally, Neil Walker ripped a double to left that scored deGrom, breaking the game wide open to the tune of 7-0.

Didi Gregorius did put a run on the board for the Yankees in the top of the ninth when he launched his 12th homerun of the season, a solo shot that made it a 7-1 game. But, in what was probably his last at-bat as a Yankee, Alex Rodriguez popped out to newly acquired Jay Bruce to end the ball game.

The series shifts tomorrow to Yankee Stadium, as the two New York teams square off in game three of the four games set, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM ET.


  1. WERE WE DOLTS ?...Perhaps some of us where.

    This line-up today only scares only....crows.

    Imagine, you are the today's Met's pitcher....and you have to figure
    out this group coming at you tonight....The meat of the order.

    McCann...236...Not as bad, but close to awful.
    Hicks...187...True 'FUBAR'. Awful.
    Rodriquez...204...Awful. 'FUBAR".
    The heart of the Yankee line-up, is DOA. How can you expect to win ?

    That Met pitcher deGrom, had to of been smiling. Think about a haircut.
    KEN HANS.....Where is he ? You get a true talent, and he vanishes ?

    What happened here ? Was he dispatched to the land of silence ?
    Another top notched voice sent over the starboard bow ? By light weights ?
    That's my guess.

    The great Twasp, was given the treatment by posters here, and is lost
    forever. The worst dumb move ever. THE WORST !

    HANS...Rise like the Phoenix, and I will interact with you.

    1. Hans did not say why he was leaving. I asked him to treat people with the same respect he was given and he screamed that we were trying to limit his freedom of speech. I did ask him to copy and paste some of his comments that he posted here and got away with elsewhere to test out his freedom of speech theory to see how long he would last... maybe he's doing that.


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