Chris Young came through for the second consecutive game on Monday, this time going 2-for-4 and delivering the game-winning, eighth-inning home run in the Mets’ 9-7 win over the Yankees.
Young told reporters he didn’t know the regular season could ever feel as electric as last night, calling it the most exciting game he’s ever played in his major league career.
“You’re in the outfield and you see the rivalry going on,” Young said. “It looks like a big party out there, people just having a good time and people just rooting for their team. That’s what baseball’s all about.”
“It’s another level. It felt like a big college football game,” Young said. “It says a lot about the energy that this game brings. … I think those kind of games, you naturally never give up. You never feel like you’re out of it.”
Young seems to be over his recent 0-for-18 slump and is 4-for-10 in his last two games which included three very clutch hits.
“It felt good to hit one and know it was going to leave,” Young said. “You’re just trying to keep the line moving at that point, just something you can hit. You’re thinking single in that situation, try and get a run on the board and get the next guy up to the plate.”
Young is excited to be a part of his team and despite the ups and downs he said the Mets know how to battle.
“We have a lot of fight in us. We’ve had that all year,” Young said. “All it takes is a big hit here and there.”
It was great to see him contribute to what was a great comeback win for the Amazins in the first of four against the Yankees.