The first game of the Subway Series had an exciting feel to it as the Mets edged out the Yankees, 2-1. Daniel Murphy’s sixth inning solo blast proved to be the difference in the contest. R.A. Dickey squared off against Freddy Garcia and both starters gave their respective teams quality starts. Dickey’s six innings of one-run ball topped Garcia’s seven innings of two-run ball as the Met bullpen came on to throw three perfect innings in relief. With the win, the Mets move back to .500 (22-22) while the loss snaps the Yankees three game win streak, dropping the Bombers to 23-20.

The Knuckler was Knuckling Tonight

 

Recap

For someone who hasn’t watched a ton of Met games this season, I had to double check the Mets lineup tonight. I learned that the Mets have a few hungry players (mainly Justin Turner who went 3 for 4) who embraced the spotlight of the rivalry. Turner knocked in the Mets first run, doubling in the fourth to plate Fernando Martinez. Murphy had the decisive slow, hitting a solo shot in the sixth off of Garcia.

I have to give RA Dickey and the Met bullpen a lot of credit. Dickey struck out six Yankees and his knuckleball was damn near unhittable tonight. The Met pen of O’Connor, Isringhausen, and K-Rod threw three perfect innings in relief, locking up the victory. Gotta give K-Rod his due. He looked awesome in the ninth inning, picking up his 15th save in 16 chances.

The Yankees were only able to muster four hits, highlighted by a Mark Teixeira solo blast in the third inning that barely made it over the right field fence. With runners on the corners and two out, Jose Reyes made a web gem play on an A-Rod grounder to end the threat in the fifth inning. Big props to #7.

Freddy Garcia gave the Yanks another solid start, tossing seven innings of two-run ball. The Yankees offense couldn’t bail out their starter though.

Key Stats

1 for 10: The Yankees struggled against with runners in scoring position, going 1 for 10.

4: Robbie Cano made his fourth error of the season tonight. He only made three last season.

47, 874: Tonight’s attendance. The building was rocking on both sides.

What’s Next?

Same two teams. Same time tomorrow night.

7:05 PM: Chris Capuano (3-4, 4.78 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (4-3, 3.99 ERA)