The New York Mets (40-56) were defeated by the New York Yankees (63-34) this afternoon just coming up short with a rally in the ninth inning at a final score of 7-6.
Steven Matz didn’t have the best outing this afternoon. The left-hander pitched five innings, gave up five earned runs, struck out three and walked one. His earned run average after this start is still at a respectable 3.68.
In the bottom of the sixth, Matz was pulled out of the game, as right-hand pitcher Tim Peterson came in for relief. Peterson was successful, retiring the next three batters.
Peterson pitched the seventh as well, the only blemish he had during his appearance was giving up a solo home run to Aaron Judge.
Anthony Swarzak pitched the bottom of the eighth inning, gave up two hits, one earned run, and struck out one.
In the top of the second inning, Michael Conforto hit a solo shot to right field to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead. That was Conforto’s 12th home run of the year.
In the top of the ninth inning, Jose Reyes walked in a run with the bases loaded and a run came into score, making it a 7-4 lead.
Brandon Nimmo got hit by the pitch and a another run came into score.
Devin Mesoraco grounded into a double play but the run did score, making it a one run game now, 7-6.
There were six men left on base and the Mets were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Tommorow the Mets and Yankees will be playing their final game against each other this season, and what better pitcher, to put on the mound, then Jacob deGrom.
deGrom will be making his first start of the second half. Mets will be looking to win two out of three and also the Mets have a chance to be 3-3 against the Yankees.
Game time will be at 8:05 p.m. eastern. This game will be televised on ESPN.