There was some celebrating going on last night by Mets fans after the 2-1 win over the Yankees in the Bronx. It was only one game but beating the Yankees in their stadium and finally getting back to .500 was something to enjoy for one night. As Mets fans, we’ve had to find small victories in recent years.
Justin Turner had another big night and R.A. Dickey finally got his first win since his season debut nearly two months ago. Here’s some post-game audio from the team regarding the win last night.
The Mets finally got the kind of start from R.A. Dickey that they’ve been looking for. He still didn’t look as sharp as he did last season but he certainly pitched well enough to get the job done. He went 6 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks. It was a great job against a solid Yankees lineup.
The Mets offense was pretty weak except for you know who… Justin Turner. This guy is on fire going 3 for 4 tonight with a big RBI double in the fourth inning. He’s hitting .364 and has an RBI in 6 straight games. Daniel Murphy chipped in with a solo homer in the sixth inning from the two hole to cap the scoring for the win.
The Mets looked pretty impressive against a good Yankees team. It’s great that this team with six guys that could be in Buffalo right now are playing some decent ball.
New York Mets (21-22) at New York Yankees (21-19) 7:05pm
R.A. Dickey (1-5 5.08) vs. Freddie Garcia (2-3 3.22)
TV: SNY Radio: WFAN
What to watch: The Mets and Yankees start up a three game series tonight in the Bronx. The Yanks are coming into the series with a three game winning streak and the Mets have won two.
Dickey’s season has been terrible. He still hasn’t won since his first start of the season and he got hit hard again in his last start in Houston. He certainly looks like the pre-2010 Dickey this season.
Garcia has had some good games this year but the Red Sox hit him hard in his last start. He gave up 4 earned runs in 5.1 innings and he could fall apart anytime. He’s 34 years old but looks like he’s been around forever.
There! I said it. Something no one else would dare say. “Go get Derek Jeter”.
The Mets have a leadership problem and a hole at second base. Both holes can be filled immediately and at the same time some bragging rights can be taken for the City of NY.
WE JUST STOLE YOUR CAPTAIN! Take that Yankee fans! Welcome to NY Sandy Alderson. You’re the Man!
Yes, my crazy, zany, wacky, ridiculous idea for the Mets to sign Jeter is not exactly “Saberliscous” but who cares. Think about what would happen if the Mets stole the future Hall of Famer from the Yankees. Think of the ticket sales! Think of all the crying Yankee fans. Think of all the Met #2 Jerseys that would be floating around the Tri-state area with Jeter’s name on it. Oh the pain!
Jeter can obviously handle the NY media, give hands on training to David Wright on how to be a captain and bring some professionalism to that clubhouse.
Of course, the Yankees would never allow themselves to lose a bidding war for Jeter to the Mets. At the very least drive up Jeter’s offer. Force the Yankee’s to overpay him considerably, thereby ensuring the Yankees will have less payroll flexibility in the future. Knock out the Yankees this year from next years free agent market.
The offense just couldn’t get anything going against Sabathia today. They only had 4 hits and 2 walks. No player had more than 1 hit in the game.
The Mets drop 2 of 3 to even the season series with the Yankees 3-3 and finish a highly successful road trip at 7-2.
New York Mets (39-29) at New York Yankees (42-26) 1:05 pm
Johan Santana (5-3 3.13) vs CC Sabathia (7-3 4.00)
TV: TBS, YES Radio: WFAN
What to watch: The Mets and Yankees play the rubber game of the series today with a great pitching match-up. Sabathia and Santana hooked up on May 23rd resulting in a 6-4 Mets win. Sabathia got hit pretty hard in that game and Santana pitching 7.2 IP of excellent ball. Jason Bay and Ike Davis had big games that day but Sabathia has been pitching pretty well since then.
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