Friday, May 31, 2013

Mets Complete Subway Series Sweep Against Yankees
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

May 30th, 2013

New York Mets vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap

Final Score: Mets 3 Yankees 1

The 2013 Subway Series has come to a close with the New York Mets dominating the New York Yankees in the four-game series. With the win on Thursday night the Mets were able to sweep the series against the Yankees for the first time in Subway Series history. Now the New York teams seem to heading in opposite directions with the Mets on a five-game winning streak, and the Yankees on a five-game losing streak.

Vidal Nuno once again pitched very well for the Yankees, but with almost no run support he picked up his second loss of the season. Nuno went six innings allowing only two runs on three hits and two walks. Nuno's one blemish came in the second inning when Marlon Byrd hit and absolute bomb to left field going about 435 feet. Byrd's two-run homerun scored Lucas Duda, as it was his sixth homerun of the year, and all runs the Mets would need to win the game.

The Mets got very good starting pitching all series, and Dillon Gee continued that trend on Thursday to earn the the win and improve to (3-6) on the season. Gee went 7.1 innings only allowing one run on four hits, and had a career-high 12 strikeouts. Gee only had one mistake in the win during the third inning when Robinson Cano hit a solo-home run off of him. For Cano it was his 14th homerun of the season, and the Yankees only run of the game. The Yankee had chance to get to Gee in the first two inning with runners on first and second with no outs both times, but failed to even get the runner to third in both innings.

Shawn Kelley has emereged as the strikeout machine in the Yankees bullpen, as he pitched the seventh inning striking out the side, which makes it 18 of the last 30 batters he's faced he has struckout. Kelley did get a run charged to him after a walk, and another walk by Boone Logan it led to Joba Chamberlain's first appearance in about two weeks. Joba threw a wild pitch and then gave up an infield single to John Buck, which scored Omar Quintanilla for the Mets final run.

Mets Closer Bobby Parnell came into to close out the game with a two-run lead, and did it rather easily for his ninth save of the year. Parnell went thru the heart of the Yankees order getting Cano to fly out to left, Vernon Wells to fly out to right, and then finished the game in style striking out Travis Hafner.

Next up for the Yankees will be a big series against the rival Boston Red Sox, as C.C. Sabathia (4-3, 3.96) will be facing Jon Lester (6-1, 3.34). The Mets will be heading to South Beach to play the Miami Marlins, as Shaun Marcum (0-5, 5.77) will be facing Jacob Turner making his first start of the season.

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