The Mets eight game winning streaked was snapped this afternoon as the Yankees beat up on Mike Pelfrey and handed the Mets a 5-3 loss in game two of the Subway series.
Mike Pelfrey did not continue his streak of great starts as he struggled early and often against the Yankees. He gave up five runs on seven hits and two homeruns in just the first four innings. Not the Pelfrey we are used to this season. However, he did turn it around after that and didn’t give up a hit for the next three innings. Pelfrey ends the day with seven innings pitched, five earned runs on seven hits, and two home runs in the Yankees bandbox of a stadium. Pelfrey also walked three and struck out two batters. I’m liking that Mets pitchers now can at least get into the sixth and seventh inning and keep their team in the game even when losing. Pelfrey receives his second lose of the season.
Ryota Igarashi has seemed to get back into his groove before he went onto the DL in this game. Iggy had an inning pitched, giving up one hit, one walk, and with the help and guidance of Rod Barajas, able to get the clutch strikeout to end the inning. Also, Igarashi’s last two pitches to get the strikeout were 96 and 95 MPH. Glad to see he’s got the high speed when he needs it.
The Mets together only got six hits against three Yankee pitchers and were only able to score three runs in the game. The biggest contributors were the tag team of Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan. Pagan went 2-3 including his thirteenth double of the season.
Jose Reyes had his biggest game, I think, of the season. He continues his hot streak going 2-4 with two big homeruns, three runs-batted in, and three runs scored. I guess the “Mets win when Reyes scores” quote was not in use today as they Mets lost 5-3.
David Wright’s hot streak cooled off going 0-4 with three, count ‘em, three strikeouts. Davis, Carter, Francoeur, and Blanco all had 0-fers in the game as well.
Curtis Granderson’s two-run homer off of Mike Pelfrey in the fourth inning put the Yankees over the Mets and the Mets were never able to come back.
Jose Reyes had a great offensive night, with help from the smallish Yankee Stadium.
Mets finish up their Subway series against the Yanks with another matchup of lefty aces with Johan Santana going up against CC Sabathia. Important rubber match for the Mets. Game time is 1:15. Let’s Go Mets! Beat Those Yankees!