Game Recap: Yankees 1, Mets 0

Jacob deGrom was fantastic, but the Mets (19-21) couldn’t muster any offense and were shut out by the Yankees (21-19) by the score of 1-0 Thursday night >> Read the full recap and box score at SNY.tv.



Need to Know: DeGrom got the start in his major league debut and was spectacular. In seven innings of work, deGrom allowed one run on four hits, walked two and struck out six.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the seventh, when the Mets failed to complete what looked like an inning-ending double play ball off the bat of Brian McCann. The next batter, Alfonso Soriano, lined an RBI double to left-center to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.

With Mets pitchers in an 0-for-64 streak at the plate, Jacob deGrom delivered a single in his first major league at-bat to break the streak.

The Mets managed just three hits on the night, two of which came in the third inning.

Jenrry Mejia made his second relief appearance since moving to the bullpen, tossing a scoreless inning in the ninth.

Juan Lagares did not start for the second straight game, and the third time in the last four games. Lagares entered as a pinch runner in the eighth and stayed in for defense.


What’s Next: The Mets open a three-game set in Washington on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Jon Niese (2-2, 2.17 ERA) starts for the Mets, opposed by Tanner Roark (2-1, 3.65 ERA) for the Nationals.




266 comments
Mark Virgilio
Mark Virgilio

I understand how Citifield's dimensions reduce the number of home runs but how is it increasing the strikeouts?  Are they swinging too hard or was it just good pitching last night?  I think the hits & run differentials between the stadiums this past week were more a case of who was pitching.


Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

"thanks for pounding us into submission for 15 straight years, heres a plaque and a check for 20 grand". What ever happened to tipping your cap? We can have a ceremony for an arch rival but can't retire Keith or Piazza's numbers. Our franchise has been turned into a joke over the past 5 years, and our owners welcome it with open arms.

Michael Kelmachter
Michael Kelmachter

The hitting issue has entirely to do with Sandy Alderson, Depodesta and Dave Hudgens.  They are living this Moneyball fantasy nonsense, which works when you have good hitters like Youklis, Ortiz, and Ramirez doing it, but not with Duda, Granderson and Young.  It's a derivation of what we all were yelled at during Little League-  "WAIT FOR YOUR PITCH!"  The problem is that Mets hitters aren't good enough to hit that pitch when it shows up.  Last night we saw so many first pitch strikes that were very hittable that were just watched.  Mets hitters are afraid to swing at first pitch for upsetting the leadership and opposing pitchers know it.  So rather than take a first pitch and crush it, Mets batters watch the first pitch and are essentially starting their at bats 0-1.


While I agree that the Mets could and should move the right field fence in another 10 feet (in essence it will then match Shea's dimensions), they won't benefit from it until they ditch the Alderson/Hudgens "approach" to hitting and start being aggressive. 

Jon Berger
Jon Berger

It would certainly be a cheap fix if right field was brought in an extra fifteen or twenty feet. Grandy might hit his 30 hrs and this would negate the problem of trading for a big bat.

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

I may be alone on this but I think it would do Wheeler some good to go to LV and work on his command. This wouldn't have been possible before but, with the two young guys now up, I think the rotation can take the hit. Why not now, when we're playing for nothing. Perhaps he can get himself straightened out and be part of a formidable staff in 2015.

Paul Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

Do you think the management might get a big bat before October? What does it take to see we need more offense? I just dont get it!

gregf
gregf

Susrrised nobody mentioned Tejada  not scoring on deGrom's single ... bad read on the basepaths imho ...

Dennis McShea
Dennis McShea

Does anyone know what the Mets won / loss record at Citi Field is for day games versus night games? Perhaps this may sound like an excuse for the ballplayers but maybe the Mets need to put better lighting at Citi Field for night games. Watching yesterdays game i said to myself can this team be that bad and miss so many pitches and strike out so much? They came from Yankee Stadium looking like Murderers Row. They have a better road record. I really don't think  it could be any pressure from the fans who go to the games because there aren't that many who attend..but really it just amazes me how much different they look when they play on the road.

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

Never thought I'd dread coming back to CitiField after those exhilarating games at the Stadium.  Citi is so cavernous, I couldn't hear 'the '7 Line' guys do their thing.  I've always hoped for some sort of uniformity in stadium field dimensions. The disparity between the Stadium and Citi is disheartening.  You can almost feel the letdown for the last 2 games. Why does MLB allow such disparity in outfield dimensions?

gregf
gregf

No Lagares, No Flores ... don't understand either ...

Vinny Pellizzi
Vinny Pellizzi

Back in 1972, the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams traded owners.................how about the Wilpons and the Steinbrenners trade Stadiums?.........the Yankees love hitting at Citifield, and we certainly know the Mets prefer hitting at Yankee Stadium!  That trade would almost certainly guarantee a Subway World Series EVERY YEAR!!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Can deGrom play SS tonight? He looked better last night swinging the bat than our hitters did! And he played SS in college. 

Btw, I'm joking. Kind of

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

I realize it is too early to make a final opinion on the offseason signings, but Chris Young, Kyle Farnsworth, Jose Valverde and Bartolo Colon do not look like they will be positive benefits. Granderson is starting to produce and Colon could go on a streak, but right now these are not grades you want to show Mom & Dad.

fakefans
fakefans

It cracks me up how seriously some of you morons take this. I am a die-hard fan that watches virtually every pitch of every inning of every game, and I get bummed out when we lose. But I have a wife, a child and a job so when the Mets lose, I dont feel like someone just died. In other words, I have a LIFE. Rather than berate people you never met and complain on an anonymous blog to people you never met, how about just focusing on yourselves? If you werent such losers, you wouldnt have to live your lives vicariously through a baseball team.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Ed Renner makes a great point below. 

Why would any FA hitter ever come here if he had a choice? To play in this park which is a pitchers park AND be subjected to this passive hitting philosophy? Unless you have no other choices or the Mets are way overpaying (think CY) I can't see any good hitter playing here. 

johnsec125
johnsec125

any chance terry, sandy, and the wilpons will eat at shake shack?

johnsec125
johnsec125

any chance alderson gets the commish job?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Jon Berger  That's what I was thinking. Move in right center a bit to help Wright with his opposite field drives as well as Grandy. Lord know you are locked into those two guys for the next 4 years so you better figure out a way to help maximize what they can give you. 

72tilltc
72tilltc

@Paul Wesolowski  They can get Babe Ruth if Sandy says take pitches they will regress as has DW IKE Grandy and the rest

joe21
joe21

@Paul Wesolowski the big bat will come in return for one of the SPs, but to get full value from a prospect or think they can replace a veteran (Gee) who might be shipped out, you have to have them flash a little bit on the MLB level. from that standpoint, things are actually progressing quicker than expected because everyone assumed that Sandy would be locked into the Super 2 thing, but the last two nights were a big step forward to getting the necessary bat. if Gee and Niese stay healthy and consistent, Wheeler cuts down the walks and degrom/Montero flash MLB ready, there is much that can be done in July.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Paul Wesolowski  

first of all--unfortunately, they're not in a good position -- every team knows that this is what they desperately need -- they will get raked over the coals right now--they're not trading from a strong position 


gregf
gregf

Perhaps of course, but the word was supposed to be 'surprised' ...

TheJMan
TheJMan

@gregf  

a team prone to mistakes -- all year and last year

sign of a dumb manager


Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@gregf  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$........that's your answer.  The Wilpon mindset is that if they're going to be forced to pay you, you're going to play.   It's a loser's mentality of the highest order.   CY makes over 10X as much as Lagares, so who do you think is going to be in the lineup?

dv92
dv92

@andrew fisher  It has nothing to do with race and everything to do with money.

72tilltc
72tilltc

@Jerry Colfer  What aquisition has been good the 6th starter Wheeler or Johnny Bench DArNOTHING

robby
robby

@fakefans  You sound like a fool. Why are you here if the comments bother you?  Hello!?  this is a blog.  You must be a Yankee fan  lol

johnsec125
johnsec125

@fakefans  

if you think we care as much about the mets as we do our families, then you are the moron. it's called being a fan.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@johnsec125  I thought that was the plan. That SA would take over. But if that happens wasn't DePo supposed to take over? I thought i read somewhere that was the plan. 

TheJMan
TheJMan

@joe21 @Paul Wesolowski 

not necessarily

if you're a team in the hunt in July .. they're not necessarily going to trade a big bat -- or the big bat we want

and what position? short stop...presumably.. OK, who is out there that is impact that you're going to trade some young arms for when 2014 is shot?

All of this exposes what a dumb signing Granderson was at 4 years

I guess they can get an OF .. clearly they don't want to see what Lagares has 

James
James

@Macacawitz @gregf  I get CY being in the lineup, he has power and needs to be given a shot, EY though not so much.

fakefans
fakefans

Hmmm...seems like I struck a nerve. I wonder why that was so easy to do?

fakefans
fakefans

You should go back to my original post...this stuff cracks me up! I come here for the same reason I watch the Mets: entertainment.

fakefans
fakefans

Just happy in general. Not my fault that you are miserable. Not Terry's, Sandy's or the Wilpon's either. You are just pathetic.

fakefans
fakefans

Maybe you have a good head on your shoulders...not sure because I dont know you. But it is kinda suspect that you felt the need to defend yourself.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@joe21 @TheJMan 

yes, but no real incentive for teams 15 games back to trade in July .. so

Granderson is a bust -- go look at the trends and the splits and this awful cavernous stadium

he's coming from a short porch (we saw it on Monday and Tuesday) to a big stadium, a better lineup with more protection to a really thin one and to put him as clean up?

he's a low OBP guy, trending down .. who strikes out 190 times a year ... with a candy arm to boot

i hope i am wrong

Duda stinks -- we'll wait and see about TDA -- i'll reserve judgment, but i think there's promise for a .280 hitter

joe21
joe21

@TheJMan well, you don't necessarily trade with teams in the hunt, you trade with teams that are 15 games back and are already looking to next year. while SS has to be addressed, it is not likely to solve the "bat" issue. the biggest bat at SS out there is Tulo and it is a fantasy to think the Rocks will trade him this year. there are some other nice pieces that could be had, but no impact bat. that is likely to fill the spot Chris Young is holding down in LF. Grandy is here, so best to hope for is better production and at least some power. the only other two spots outside of LF to upgrade offense would be to swap out Duda or dArnaud, as both are well under-performing

fakefans
fakefans

Just judging your reactions to unimportant things. I might form opinions based on the fact that you(and by you, I mean anyone here who loses it over a game)get angry about things beyond your control, or that many of you think you know more about the game than people who have been getting paid to do it their whole lives. But since I dont know any of you I cant actually judge.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@fakefans  So you don't know us yet you choose to judge us? So obviously you feel that you are a superior person to the rest of us. Interesting. I will keep that in mind. Now I have someone else I can look up to. I can only hope to be as wonderful of a person as you! 


Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@johnsec125 @Tarheel11  Lol! I'm not sure. I don't know enough about the guy to honestly say. But lord knows I would hope he would be his own man