Game Recap: Mets 12 – Yankees 7

The Mets scored a season-high 12 runs on 10 hits and beat the Yankees 12-7 on Tuesday night. This is the Mets sixth straight victory over the Yankees. >> Read the boxscore and recap on SNY.tv



Need to Know: The Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, including a three-run home run from Curtis Granderson.

Zack Wheeler immediately gave three runs back in the bottom of the inning. Wheeler only lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs. He gave up seven hits, walked six and struck out two.

Daniel Murphy hit a three-run home run of his own in the fifth inning. Murphy had three hits on the night, driving in four.

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just one earned run on one hit.

David Wright had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada all drove in runs.


Need to Know: The Mets and Yankees play again on Wednesday night, this time in Queens, at 7 p.m.




88 comments
Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Must admit that I spent more time watching the Rangers than Mets last night. Two glorious games. Wheeler will be ok. Niese was notorious for not being able to pitch with a lead early in his career. There are times when you just don't have it. That being said, Terry should have pulled him after the fourth. I know he wanted to give him a chance to go five but he just had nothing. Control issues were a problem last night. How does Familia walk the first two guys in the ninth (yeah, I know, the mound was off--Keith and Ron were hysterical in their comments)? Anybody else get a sick feeling in the pit of their stomach when they say Valverde warming-up?

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Great Game, maybe the Team should move to The Stadium! Dump Tbe Field!

mrmet57
mrmet57

Great game! However concerned about Wheeler n our catcher Travis

1craigswan
1craigswan

After Murphy homered, I really liked seeing Abreu talking to Murphy, congratulating him on the homer and giving him pointers on keeping is elbow level and in when he swings. That kind of veteran presence is priceless. 

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

All joking aside - right now, the top of the line-up is amazin. EY, Murph, Wright, Grandy. When they're all on their game, they are quite the force. 

Over the last 7 days, Murph and Wright are batting .400.

Murph has 8 hits, 2 2B, 2 HR and 6 RBI.

Wright has 10 hits, 3 2B, 1 HR and 8 RBI

They both are nearing 50 hits on the season and are in the top five in hits for the NL.

Now, can they all keep it up when they get back to Citifield? On knees praying....

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

Wheeler really needed to get thru five there.  It is a bit amazing he go thru 4.1 with his stuff last night.  But, glad -- unlike Meija twice -- Collins knew the guy was done, even if he didn't get thru five with a lead. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

Zach Wheeler has to come up better than that.  He was given 4-0 and 11-4 leads and couldn't get through enough of the game to get a win.  He walked 6 in 4.1 IPs which means in his last 10.1 IPs he has 11 BBs...?  He's a better pitcher than that.  Most of us believe that.  He SAYS he's a better pitcher than that.  He needs to BE a better pitcher than that.  

Biff Malibu
Biff Malibu

"Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just one earned run on one hit." How does one throw shutout innings AND allow one earned run ?!?

Mitchell Pak
Mitchell Pak

I'm sure its killing John Sterling to have to refrain from singing "The Grandy Man Can" every time Granderson hits one out. :)

MildredMets
MildredMets

...omg...did the mets just win another game like their sixth in a row over the cranks...or is it all about how curtis granderson has put his faith in such an unworthy team as the new york mets...now  i love  the freakin mets and am forced to live with the wilpons as owners...i usually dont get too bent out of shape by things like this but ian oconnors metsbash on espn has me gritting my freakin teeth...cant i enjoy one moment like this a year...and i think hes supposed to be a mets writer in this case...why cant espn get someone who doesnt hate the mets to write about them....

Don't know if this was said, but Wheeler didn't give up seven earned runs.  He gave up 5.  Dice-K and Familia gave up the other 2.

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

Ya know, this franchise makes you want to rip your hair out more times than not.  And it's been to the point where some of my buddies who root for other teams seriously ask me why I don't just pull for a different team.

But then the Mets go and drop 21 in the Bronx, absolutely crushing the Yanks - and beating them at their own style of play to boot.  Yeah you can nit-pick and say our starting pitching stunk, but hell - I'll sit down and watch the Mets out-slug the Yankees any day of the week.

Do these last two games really mean much in the long-run?  I mean, I get it - these two wins were great, but we're sitting at .500.  Yet sometimes some short-term excitement is needed in order to keep your sanity as a fan.  So I'll puff out my chest a bit and hope like hell the Mets are the team to give Tanaka his first L.  Let's Go Mets.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Gotta love smacking the Yanks around yet again! But also disappointed in Wheeler being spotted 11 runs and still not being able to even get the W.


Did anyone ask TC why he didn't give deGrom a nice easy introductory inning into the big leagues with a 6 run lead in the 9th rather than Familia who's a potential closer candidate?

monstah
monstah

Well, THAT was fun to watch! Back to .500 - one step at a time. If we can take 3 out of 4 in this series, that'll be a big step to truly getting back on the right path. The bullpen still scares me. But nice offense tonight. Murph is getting swinging a great bat - kudos! GO METS!

metsfan36
metsfan36

The mets really need to bring in the walls. First of all, their team ( and future ) is built around starting pitching. That's more of a reason to play in a smaller ballpark bc their pitchers will be better than their opponents, PLUS their offense will be able to do some damage (see last 2 games which featured our 2 worst starters, vs. ummmm EVERY HOME GAME THE LAST 5+ YEARS WE LOST 2-1). Secondly, the effects of your home ballpark affect you outside of it too. You'll notice more than half the hrs the mets hit the last 2 games would go out in any ballpark. But threes a certain confidence you get knowing that when u get a hold of one, it'll actually go out (as opposed to the 1000s that have died on the cruel warning tracks of citi field). That's also the reason opposing teams never have a problem of hitting them out of our stadium: they don't have to play here 81 a year and therefore their confidence isn't shot. Bottom line: GOTTA FIX THIS PARK

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

I like this blog but why is so much of the info incorrect week after week.

Evander Smart
Evander Smart

Dice was the right move Opening Day.  Mejia dropped the ball.

I called it.

dv92
dv92

Another awesome win against the Yanks. Hopefully they can continue this at home...

metsfan36
metsfan36

If degrom and mejia can give us quality bullpen outings, their bullpen would go from a big minus to a plus (never thought I'd say that this year)

Who-LeeOh Zee
Who-LeeOh Zee

Going to the game tomorrow can't wait!! So happy about todays victory even though Wheeler was teribble today

thecyclone
thecyclone

Love how Wright said not sure if all those homeruns would have been out at citi...except for Murph's. Thing is Murphy's wouldnt have been out there either. It would have been foul if the pole was back another 20 feet. But you got to enjoy beating the Yankees.

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

How about Eric Young Jr. magically scoring three runs with an 0-3 night? haha that's pretty sick 

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Ahhh! Just the way I want to remem Jeter his last yr at Yankee stadium. As much as I hate him but respect him for what he's accomplished in this game, I wouldn't have it any other way with what the Mets did there the past couple of nights. Who knew that all we needed was a lil bit of Yankees in our lives. I hope Mets dont entertain the idea of trading Murph. Man oh man he's on fire. And whats up w Grandy can we call cashman to see if he'll welcome him back. Lol. Nah, I hope this gets him going and he doesn't end up just hitting being in the shadows of yankee stadium only. I hope Montero dominates the Yankees tom. Tanaka is the real deal, we have our work cut out for us. What's the deal w Tejada too he just needed a fire lit under his a$$. It's a shame tho that he has been rejuvenated only since he was demoted. I wonder what will TC do now. Personally, I hope Flores stays as our SS, to see what we really have in him.

brosoul
brosoul

I'm happy, no doubt it about but I can't help but be frustrated with the Mets. You play your ass off against the Yankees but stink it up against bad NL teams. Makes no sense. 

Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy

Amazing what pitches they can get when Grandy hits.

gregf
gregf

Really ... plus Wheeler is said to have given up seven runs, which is all the Yankees scored, but Dice-K and Familia yielded one each .. I guess there are some correct stats somewhere ...

spelletrader
spelletrader

Welcome to Metsblog, where the stories are made up and the facts don't matter.

lindro88
lindro88

@Robby Johnson At least they are Adding some young arms to the mix.  Mejia and Degrom in the pen could be big.  Hopefully Montero pitches a good game tonight.  

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

@Brian Webster  Just a guess, but I'm thinking it had something to do with the kid not even being in town a full 24 hours.  I do agree though, it could have been a good opportunity for him to get his feet wet in a less stressful situation.  We'll see him soon enough.

Bob G
Bob G

@metsfan36  Yup…I agree too..What a confidence boost Yankee Stadium has been for them. I think the fences should be moved asap

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

@metsfan36  I'm in the middle on that.  I wouldn't be opposed to the fences being moved in, but I'd never want it to be a ban-box like Yankee stadium.  To me, that stadium is a friggin joke - and that's not just because the Yankees play there.

I totally understand all of your points, but at the end of the day Citi field is what it is.  It's on the Mets to figure out how to win at home, regardless of what the dimensions are.

1963PoloGrounds
1963PoloGrounds

@metsfan36 Absolutely agree. Why in the world did they design Citifield the way they did anyway?  Don't they know the paying public wants to see homers?  Even as a pure business decision, making Citi so expansive is a dumb idea.  Bring in the fences!

Jaime Gongora
Jaime Gongora

@Evander Smart  Had that on your mind much?  For the fifth starter he didn't do too bad. I don't think Dice (though I like him in relief) would have done much better.  We're just in desperate need of bullpen arms.  

Jeremy Blabac
Jeremy Blabac

I think a lot of people called that Mr smart

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

@Evander Smart  Yeah but I'm not exactly mad about him being in the pen, and I won't be mad if he ends up sliding back into the rotation due to injury or something.

We're still talking about a 24 year old dude - one whose shown flashes of dominance from the mound at times.  I just hope he can find some consistency in whatever role they need him most at.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@Muhammad Qureshi Collins has already said Tejada has earned his job back. What an idiot. If they're not going to play Flores, send him back down to AAA where he can get everyday ABs.

bregs
bregs

@Andrew Sodergren @Muhammad Qureshi  

Flores should get a legit shot.  Tejada has had a couple of singles against poor pitching this week. Flores could have easily had a multi hit game against this pitcher tonight.   Knowing Collins he will play Flores against Tanaka, then bench him against a lesser pitcher so he can justify sticking with Tejada

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Glad to see someone on Tejadas side. but he's not going to keep it up sorry to burst ur bubble.

gregf
gregf

And Larrys and Willies

Greg Nichols
Greg Nichols

Unless of course if Flores goes 3-4 with some ribeye steaks