New York Mets Winning Streak Snapped By New York Yankees In Game 1 Of Subway Series


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Subway Series Game 1 Recap: New York Mets Winning Streak Snapped at 11 By New York Yankees

Game 1 of the Subway Series did not go as the New York Mets had hoped, as the New York Yankees jumped out and took control early and never relinquished it. The loss snapped the 11-game winning streak for the Mets, which tied the longest in franchise history.

The biggest problem tonight for the Mets was the unexpected ineffectiveness of starting pitcher Jacob deGrom. deGrom, who entered the game with a 0.93 ERA, was hit early and hard by the Yankees in his second career start against their crosstown rivals.

The Yankees were able to get to deGrom in the bottom of the first inning, as Brett Gardner got a single after Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a flyout. deGrom would get Alex Rodriguez to flyout, but then gave up a home run to Mark Teixeira as he put the ball into the second deck in right field to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

deGrom was able to get through the second inning without a problem, but again ran into trouble in the third inning. Ellsbury hit a Yankee Stadium home run, as he hit what looked to be a flyout in any other stadium but it went out in rightfield. He then caught a break as Brett Gardner tried to take second on a single but was thrown out.

He then walked Rodriguez, followed up by the second home run of the night from Teixeira. This one was a bomb, and put the Yankees up 5-0. They were not done for that inning, as the next three batters got on base for the Yankees with two singles and a walk. Stephen Drew then hit a sac fly to put the Yankees up 6-0 before deGrom got Didi Gregorius flyout to end the inning.

deGrom was able to settle down the next two innings though, retiring the last seven batters he faced. He would finish the game with a final line of five innings pitched, surrendering eight hits and two walks that resulted in six runs to go with only three strikeouts.

The home runs killed deGrom tonight, as he never adjusted. He kept attacking the lefties inside and they put the ball into the right field bleachers. The Yankees used an extremely lefty-heavy lineup tonight, as Rodriguez was the only right-handed hitter the Yankees used tonight.

The Mets offense was held in check tonight my Michael Pineda, who had arguably his strongest start of the season. Pineda twirled seven ⅔ strong innings against a Mets lineup that has been rolling. Tonight he avoided two things, walks and home runs and it equated to him having great success.

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Pineda’s slider was on point tonight, as he struck out seven Mets and retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced. The only trouble he got into was in the fifth inning when the Mets got runners on first and third, but Pineda buckled down and got out Kevin Plawecki with a swinging strikeout and Kirk Nieuwenhuis to ground out.

The only run that he gave up came an inning later, as the Mets scratched their only run of the game on a Lucas Duda sac fly, knocking in Curtis Granderson.

The Mets will look to bounce back and start a new winning streak tomorrow afternoon, when Matt Harvey takes the mound against C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees.

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