By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
May 14th, 2014
New York Yankees vs. New York Mets Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 4 Mets 0
After losing two games straight to the New York Mets at Yankees Stadium, the New York Yankees were able to shutout the Mets in Citi Field on Wednesday night behind a great performance from Masahiro Tanaka. The victory moves the Yankees to (20-19) and the loss moves the Mets to (19-20).
The Yankees starting rotation has been plagued by injuries and struggles except for Tanaka, who earned his sixth win of the season. Tanaka pitched nine innings shutting out the Mets, with eight strikeouts, and only allowed four hits in what was his best start so far this season. Going back to his time in Japan, Tanaka hasn’t lost a start in 42 straight games. He also did it at the plate, as he notched his first major league hit in the ninth inning.
Mets Starter Rafael Montero made his major league debut, but the talented prospect picked up his first loss of his career in what was a quality start. Montero went six innings allowing three runs on five hits and two walks. The long ball hurt Montero, as Yangervis Solarte hit his fourth homerun of the season in the fourth inning, and then Mark Teixeira followed it up with another solo-homerun in the sixth inning, which was his eighth of the season.
In the seventh inning Derek Jeter was able to move up on the Yankees all-time RBI list, as a swinging bunt scored Brett Gardner, and tied him with Paul O’Neill for seventh on the list with 1,269 RBIs.
Brian Roberts also had a big impact on the game with two triples, as he became the first player with a multi-triple game being 36 years or older since Omar Vizquel in 2006.
Next up will be the final game of the Subway Series on Thursday night, and the pitching match-up will feature two young arms in Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Chase Whitley for the Yankees.