The New York Mets triumphed against the New York Yankees with a 6-4 win on Sunday night. The Mets bats came alive tonight, while Johan Santana pitched the Mets to a series victory.

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Initial Reaction:

It was a battle of the aces as Johan Santana took on C.C. Sabathia in the rubber game of the three-game subway series. Santana was the stronger link of the two, as he worked well with the runs his offense gave him. He wasn’t overpowering with his stuff, but still maneuvered them well and looked dominant at times.

Jason Bay was the offensive player of the game driving in three runs on two homeruns. He came up huge in this Yankees series and hopefully he’ll continue his success against the Phillies this week.

Positives From The Game:

Bay Blasts Bombs: Jason Bay is on a hot streak! He knocked out two homeruns tonight, pushing his average over the .300 mark. Bay is 10 for 15 in his last four games and has suddenly emerged as the offensive leader for the Mets.

Stellar Santana: Johan Santana pitched 7.2 innings of one-run ball, yielding six hits and three walks. He struck out five in a very impressive performance against the New York Yankees.

Clutch Cora: Alex Cora brought in the first Mets runs tonight with a 2-run single in the second inning. It led to an offensive rush of six runs tonight.

Negatives From The Game:

Frenchy Fried: Although he drew a walk today, Jeff Francoeur was the only position player to go hitless in the Mets starting lineup. He has no hits in his last 10 at-bats, while his batting average dropped to .211 on the season.

Igarashi’s Return: Ryoto Igarashi appeared in his first major league game since straining his left hamstring on April 20th. He allowed two hits and a walk in the top of the ninth inning, and eventually all three runners scored. Igarashi turned the game into an unnecessary nailbiter, but the Mets were able to come up with the win anyway.

Interesting Facts:

  • Jason Bay’s last multi-homerun performance was April 11, 2009.
  • Jeff Francoeur has 12 walks this season after tonight. He only walked 23 times all of last season.
  • David Wright struck out for the 60th time tonight. He’s on pace for 216 strikeouts this season.

What’s Next?: The Mets will host their division rival Philadelphia Phillies at CitiField beginning Tuesday night. Game time 7:10 PM.

NYM R.A. Dickey (0-0) 3.00 ERA vs. NYY Jamie Moyer (5-3) 4.30 ERA