Game Recap: Mets 9 – Yankees 7

The Mets came from behind from three runs — twice — and held on to beat the Yankees 9-7 on Monday night. >> Read the full recap and boxscore on SNY.tv



Need to Know: Bartolo Colon got roughed up for seven runs — six earned — in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up 11 hits, struck out four and did not walk anyone. Colon surrendered a grand slam to Brett Gardner in the second inning.

Down 4-1, the Mets rallied back with a Travis d’Arnaud solo home run in the fifth and a Curtis Granderson two-run home run in the sixth inning to tie the game.

The Yankees scored three times in the sixth, all runs on Colon, to go up 7-4.

The Mets scratched two back in the next inning on a two-run home run by Eric Young Jr.

In the eighth inning, Eric Campbell hit a pinch-hit double for his second major league hit. He scored on a Lucas Duda broken-bat flare to center field. Chris Young followed that with a two-run home run to put the Mets up 9-7.

Jenrry Mejia, moved to the bullpen earlier Monday, pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball in relief.

Kyle Farnsworth allowed two baserunners, but was able to escape with the save thanks to a spectacular play by Duda to start the game-ending double play.

The Mets hit four home runs and four doubles on the night, as part of their 14 hits.


What’s Next: The Mets and Yankees play their second game of the series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.




262 comments
Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Oh, this one was sweet. A wonderful effort. And yet . . . Colon is looking more and more like the second0-coming of Jose Lima. And while we're on the subject, why was he even out there in the fifth? The guy clearly had nothing. And Kyle Farnsworth did his level best to give the game-away. I damn near suffered an embolism when I saw Valverde warming-up in the bullpen. But let's enjoy the good vibes while we can.

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

Great atmosphere last night. Who were those chanting, thunder-sticking orange-clad Mets fans? They were great!  Sounded more like a soccer match than a tired Mets/Yanks subway game. Yea, right.  Wish they could go on the road.  I really enjoyed them.

Frankie Zapata
Frankie Zapata

Mets are going to regret signing Colon for two years at 20 mil

pochemu
pochemu

Duda's two DP's were nice to see!

mets1956
mets1956

Love beating the Skankees

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Exciting Game, the fans we're really into it! So Tejada can't play shortstop? He looked good at The Stadium, didn't he!!!

A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

it was good to see some energy from the team..They need to bring this every game..

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

I really love beating the Yankees. Its like watching the death star blow up on loop. 

Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson

I know the home runs were the story of this game, but long-term I think Mejia's performance will have the biggest effect moving forward. He can be a real weapon for us out of the bullpen.

Mike Cutrone
Mike Cutrone

I was jumping up and down when Duda got that broken bat hit.. That was awesome. Also, great defense at end too!

dannym28
dannym28

luckily for us Familia will likely close tonight and be the full time closer

Kyungwan K. Chae
Kyungwan K. Chae

Great win and great day to be Mets fan.

But!!!


Farnsworth GOT TO GO! DFA!

We got lucky today but Farnsworth just doesn't have stuff anymore.

Pack him up with Valverde and let them go!

MildredMets
MildredMets

...if only the cranks didnt get freakin tanaka where would they be right now...anybody down on d arnad need to take  a chill  pill and relax...hes handling the staff well and playing good defense..i believe he will hit and believe me i am no optimist (i am a met fan after all)...

cyrus
cyrus

great win. gotta love it. for one day i actually felt proud of this team. yankee fans can say what they want about the mets, but hey, at least you know we aren't front runners. not saying all yankee fans are, but you guys know who you are

C Nerrie
C Nerrie

Next time I'm about to worry about Citi Field being a tribute to the Dodgers, I'll think about how majestic Yankee Stadium is now an embarrassing bandbox.

fatherflot
fatherflot

The youth movement finally begins on a night where two guys named Young hit 2-run homers to beat the Yankees..  Uncle Saul taking back his credit card from Freddy and Jeff would make it one of the best days for this franchise in years.

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

I like how EYJ is standing up more rather than starting in crouch position, much more authority on his hits.

monstah
monstah

Did Duda borrow Keith's glove?? Either way, clutch play! Nice to see thing s go our way for once. Man, big accomplishment to come back from 4-1 and 7-4! PLEASE let Grandy and Young get HOT at the plate now. Please! GO METS - thanks, it was actually FUN to watch a Mets game again. Now I have to call my friends who are Yankee fans...

Söze, Keyser
Söze, Keyser

Nice win, esp off the Philly game Sunday. The team was threatening to spiral into a tailspin so this resilience is a good sign.

I think we all knew the plan was to bring up the young arms as the season went on. At this point, after a decent start and a bullpen in trouble, its the right time to make some moves. Hopefully they work out. I think we all know where doing nothing will lead. Not enough hitting to cover any pitching weaknesses...

Jason Suarez
Jason Suarez

That was definitely awesome seeing the army of Mets fans in orange chanting players names. I laughed.

slainte2
slainte2

mejia gets moved to BP, and instantly can't go more than 1.1 innings? Mindless adherence to "closer" formula is just weak. Mejia is better pitcher than farnsworth in today's ninth inning 10 times out of 10.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

Germen to DL with virus, deGrom called up. Like the youth movement to the pen. One of Valverde/Farnsworthless will be gone when Montero is called up.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

@Alex Ferguson  Unsure about his stamina though. Can he be effective for 3, 4, 5 games in a row? Both righties but him and Familia would be a good 1-2 shot right now. Add deGrom if he proves to be real and that would be one hole closed for now.

Keith Swart
Keith Swart

 The way Black is pitching in AAA, maybe he'll be called up and Farnsworth will be gone

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

@mildredmet  Not keen on d'Arnaud. Looks like teams are getting clued in as to his throwing and blocking low pitches. Even if he does start hitting they don't need problems defensively.

1harris1
1harris1

Shows you how well those guys played when the guy who hits the game winning homerun isn't even mentioned .

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

EYJ is a catalyst... He's not my favorite but he produces runs like Reyes back in the day so that's nice to see. 3-5 tonight goes to EY

Söze, Keyser
Söze, Keyser

Duda. Its not often he will save a game with his Glove.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@slainte2 Hold on. Think it has more to do with him throwing 102 pitches just two days ago. While I agree he's a better option than Farnsworth (who isn't?), the season is a marathon not a sprint and Mejia's arm must be protected, especially given his injury history. They were painted in a corner with Germen unavailable and Familia throwing three days in a row. Honestly believe we would have seen Familia close tonight if that wasn't the case.

mustang66
mustang66

both should be gone along with Abreu. Vic black should come up as well. They should also give Brown another chance.Batting 380 aaa

qualcomm
qualcomm

@Keith Swart I don't mind him deep in the pen... we should have some sort of veteran in there to teach these guys, just not as a back end fixture.

It should be Mejia to Familia and goodnight or vise versa.

Starz31
Starz31

He's actually not bad defensively. Yes he had a horrible throw last night but that's not the norm. He's shown a good ability to block pitches and has an average to above average arm. That's perfectly suited for what hopefully becomes a pretty solid all around player.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

@kefhrny17  But they'll probably sit him tonight. Don't think they'll sit Lagares 2 nights in a row unless he's hurt.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@mustang66 Thing is Brown has always hit at AAA. Not saying he doesn't deserve another chance as I certainly liked him much more than Satin because of his power potential, but I'd give Abreu a few more weeks before cutting him. I still think he can be a good bench bat for the Mets this year.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@90wins @Andrew SodergrenBelieve he will be better in the pen, but he's been very good pitching in pitching equivalent of hell (Las Vegas' Cashman Field) and has put up better ERA than Montero or Syndergaard because he has kept the ball on the ground. His plus fastball will raise a tick in the pen.

slainte2
slainte2

He's been spectacular this season