After a Friday night scare at Citi Field, the Yankees were back and bombing away again last night beating the host Mets 6-5 on a rainy night in Flushing. R.A. Dickey’s brilliance of late was foiled by the visiting Bombers as they pounded away for 5 runs off Dickey in 6 innings of work. Dickey, though did not get a decision in the game after the Mets came back to tie the game in the bottom half of the 6th inning.
Yankees ace CC Sabathia didn’t fare much better as the much-hyped pitching match-up did not come to fruition on a Sunday night battle. Sabathia pitched 5 and 2/3 innings of work allowing 9 hits and 5 runs, though only 1 of them earned.
The Yankees defense did not help the pitching as the Bombers committed 3 errors across the infield, the errors being given to Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, and Derek Jeter. Cano, though made up for his error in the 8th sealing the Yankees victory with a solo home run to center to take the lead for good.
The Yanks return home tonight to kick off a 3 game set with the Cleveland Indians at 7:05, while the Mets travel out to Wrigleyville and take on the Cubs at 8:05 ET.