Final Score: Mets 6 Yankees 4

The Mets (39-32) defeated the Yankees (41-28) by the score of 6-4 tonight at Citi Field.


The Least You Should Know:

Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched well for 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and eight hits.

The Mets scored five runs in the first inning thanks to a two-out, two run single from Justin Turner and a three-run home run by Ike Davis off Andy Pettitte.

David Wright had two hits including a big RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Mets bullpen found trouble in the eighth inning when Robinson Cano hit a two-run home run off of Miguel Batista.

Frank Francisco made it interesting, but he earned his 18th save of the year.


For a full recap and box score, check out SNY’s In-Game Live.


Michael Baron: What seemed like icing on the cake with Wright’s RBI double in the seventh turned into a very important run. With that offense, the Yankees can never be considered out of the game, and they fought back from way down in the first inning to make a game of it. But Quintanilla worked a tough at-bat to setup Wright’s double, and it gave the Mets the breathing room they ultimately needed.

The biggest hit in the first inning was Turner’s two-out, two-run double to give Davis an opportunity for his big three-run home run. The first inning symbolized the entire season for the Mets offense – they worked deep counts against Pettitte, fouled off numerous tough pitches, failed to get a runner in from third with less than two outs, but scored five runs with two outs after that. Whatever works, I guess…

The Mets bullpen always keeps us on our toes. Batista has been pretty solid after a rough month of April, but he was working up in the zone during his entire outing and he can’t play there with Cano. He got scorched and gave the Mets some nerves. And naturally, Francisco had to make things interesting a day after he had to heat things up between the Mets and Yankees with some amusing commentary. But a win is a win, especially against the better teams in baseball – the Mets have been outstanding against those teams all year long.


The Mets will look for the series victory against the Yankees tomorrow night at Citi Field, with Chris Young facing Ivan Nova at 7:15 pm.