Yanks giving back 3 games in a row after taking 11 straight. I mean, they are still ahead of the game but cannot continue to blow golden scoring opportunities like in they did in this one. They have to get back into their winning ways and take the final two of this very significant subway series. Yanks lose 6-4 and take a look at the standings now.
NEW YORK — Andy Pettitte served up five runs in an uncharacteristically rough first inning, and the Yankees couldn’t come all the way back, suffering a 6-4 defeat to the Mets on Friday as the Citi Field chapter of the Subway Series got under way.
The Mets sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning against Pettitte, as Justin Turner laced a two-run single and Nick Swisher helped guide Ike Davis’ three-run homer over the right-field wall with a lunging attempt.
Having swept the first three Subway Series contests this year against the Mets in the Bronx, the Yankees managed just two runs in six innings against starter Jon Niese, both on solo home runs.
Alex Rodriguez deposited a sixth-inning cutter into the Home Run Apple in center field — now having homered in back-to-back games for the Yankees — and Andruw Jones unloaded on a seventh-inning fastball to send it over the second left-field fence.
Robinson Cano crushed a two-run shot to right-center in the eighth off Miguel Batista, closing the Yankees within two runs.
The long blasts, however, weren’t enough to power the Yankees all the way back, as Niese was otherwise sharp. Niese scattered eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, as he walked one and struck out five to log his first victory in three career starts against the Bombers.
Pettitte settled in and blanked the Mets over his next five innings of work, keeping alive a stretch in which he completed at least six innings in all eight of his starts this season……Read More
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