The Subway Series used to be a frustrating event for Mets fans. Not anymore. After sweeping all four games last season, the Amazin’s have swept the two Yankee Stadium games of this year’s series.
Behind another offensive explosion, including two three-run home runs, one by Curtis Granderson in the first inning, and another to ice the game by Daniel Murphy in the fifth inning, the Mets beat the Yankees 12-7.
Zack Wheeler was far from effective, but it didn’t matter with the Mets offense. After the Mets put up four runs in the first inning, Wheeler tried to give the lead right back, allowing three runs in the bottom of the inning. Brian McCann hit a two-run home run to cut the lead to 4-3.
The Mets would continue to tack on runs. Juan Lagares plated the fifth run on a sacrifice fly. Then Daniel Murphy added another run on a sac fly as well, before David Wright, who was 3-5 on the night, made it 7-3 on a liner to left field.
In the fifth inning, facing Alfredo Aceves, Juan Lagares started the inning on a hustle double on a bloop hit, and was drove home by Ruben Tejada. A Eric Young walk later, Daniel Murphy came to the plate, and drilled a three-run home run to put the Mets ahead 11-5.
The Mets will look to extend their six game winning streak against the Yankees tomorrow night by trying to give Masahiro Tanaka his first loss in over two years. After a dreadful week last week, amazingly, the Mets are back to .500 at 19-19.
Curtis Granderson’s three-run home run in the first inning set the tone that it was going to be another Mets night.
Mets Starter Focus
It was clear from the start that Wheeler didn’t have it tonight. Terry Collins inexcusably left him in for 117 pitches chasing the win, but Wheeler would only last 4.1 innings. He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, walked six, and only struck out two batters.