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Looking to forget about a disappointing Braves and Rays series sweeps, the Yankees take on the crosstown rival New York Mets in a five-game set in The Bronx. Due to a COVID-19 postponements, games one and two will be a doubleheader as well as game four and five. A Subway Series matchup in The Bronx. Both sides locked in to prove they are the best in the city, play ball!

Please Note: Although the Mets are the home team in game two and five, all games were played at Yankee Stadium

Game 1 Final F/7: Mets 6, Yankees 4

Probables: Michael Wacha (1-2, 6.43 ERA) vs Jordan Montgomery (2-1, 4.66 ERA)  

Win / Loss / Save: NYM – Lockett (1-0) / NYY Green (2-2) / NYM – Diaz (2)

In game one of a five game set in The Bronx, the Yankees were looking to start the series off with a momentum-building win. With high hopes for Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery, he cruised through his start. The southpaw diced up the Mets’ lineup but fell apart in the sixth inning which led to a big inning from the Mets. After 5.0 IP on two hits and two earned runs, Chad Green entered the game looking to take control. In .2 IP, Chad Green went from hero-to-zero. He allowed three home runs and ultimately blew the Yankees lead late. Home runs from Alonso (6), Smith (7) and Marisnick (1) added to a five-run sixth which put the dagger in the win for the Mets.

The offensive production was slim and exclusively came from the red-hot bat of Clint Frazier. The left-fielder went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and an RBI Double. Frazier also counted for a run on a Michael Wacha wild pitch. Frazier is certainly proving he can be an everyday starter in the Yankees’ lineup.

That’s your final in game one from The Bronx. The Mets take the win with a final score of 6-4 in a blown bullpen game from the Yankees.

Player of the Game: RF Clint Frazier: 2-for-2, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, HBP

Game 2 Final F/7: Yankees 3, Mets 4 

Probables: Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0, 2.77 ERA) vs  David Peterson (3-1, 2.91 ERA)

Win / Loss / Save: NYM – Hughes (1-1) / NYY – Chapman (0-1)

With fresh eyes on game two of a double header, the Yankees were looking to finally add a win to their record. Starter Jonathan Loaisiga was solid and went 3.0 IP on 3 H with 1 ER. Scoring on an RBI double from Dom Smith, Michael Conforto opened up the scoring early to the Mets.

Jumping to the third, the Yankees bats were alive and counted for a three-run inning. Scoring one on an RBI single was Erik Kratz. Following, Aaron Hicks scored one as well on an RBI single. Adding one more, Gary Sanchez walked with the bases loaded. Up 3-1 after three, a win was in sight. Now, the keys within the game were handed to the Yankees bullpen.

In the fifth, the Mets added a run to decrease the deficit to one in the late innings. Brandon Nimmo connected on an RBI double which led Luis Guillorme to score.

Headed to the seventh, Alrodis Chapman was called upon to slam the door on the 3-2 Yankees lead. Not having pitched in ten days, Chapman was all over the place and didn’t look comfortable. Leaving a slider right down broadway, the bat of Amed Rosario clobbered a two-run walk off home run to win the ballgame… at Yankee Stadium. You cannot make this stuff up. Simply speechless for all Yankee fans.

So close, yet so far on a Yankee win. The Mets take game two on a walk off two-run home run. Mets 4, Yankees 3.

Player of the Game: CF Aaron Hicks: 2-4, 2B, RBI

Game 3 Final: Mets 1, Yankees 2

Probables: Robert Gsellman (0-0, 7.71 ERA) vs J.A Happ (1-1, 6.39 ERA)

Win / Loss / Save: NYY – Chapman (1-1) / Betances (0-1)

Finally landing a much-needed win and snapping their seven game losing streak, the New York Yankees look to ride the momentum wave from a game-three nail-biting victory.

Arguably having the Yankees best start of the season, J.A Happ showed out with a statement start. Dealing 7.1 IP on three hits, zero runs along with five K’s, Happ had more in the tank and could’ve gone another mile on the mound. With a 1-0 lead, Manager Aaron Boone disrupted the flow of Happ’s start to bring in reliever Adam Ottavino. The Yankees bullpen hasn’t been the strongest with a poor few outings in recent games. The left-hander Ottavino left a pitch up in the zone allowing a game-tying home run from Wilson Ramos (2) in the top of the eighth inning. The air in Yankee Stadium was wiped after the game-tying shot.

With a run in the Yankees score column from an American League leading home run by Luke Voit (12), this was all the scoring production until the ninth. Beginning the game-winning rally, Clint Frazier started the inning with a walk. Following, Brett Gardner went down on strikes. Shortly after, Jordy Mercer singled on a hit-and-run  which landed Frazier at third base. 90 feet away from victory in The Bronx. The pressure was placed on former Yankee and current Mets closer Dellin Betances to extend the game into extra innings. Battling with Erik Kratz, Betances sailed a fastball to the backstop, allowing Frazier to score! The Yankees come out on top via walk-off wild pitch. What an ending.

A walk-off for the Mets in game two is followed by a walk-off by the Yankees in game three. The Yankees receive a much-needed win and a weight is taken off their shoulders heading into the final two games of the set. Your final: Yankees 2, Mets 1.

Player of the Game: SP J.A Happ: 7.1 IP, 3 H, 5 K

Game 4 Final F/8: Mets 7, Yankees 8

Probables: Rick Porcello (1-4, 6.43 ERA) vs Michael King (1-1, 6.59 ERA)

Win / Loss / Save: NYY – Green (3-2) / Diaz (1-1)

What a game.

Somehow, someway, the Yankees clawed their way back from a 7-2 deficit while down to their last out to win a momentum-boosting game. Starting a five-run seventh inning rally, Luke Voit scored two on a double. After scoring one more on a wild pitch, Thairo Estrada crossed home. Down 7-5 and on down to their last strike, the bat of Aaron Hicks (3) crushed a line-drive two-run home run to tie things up and send the game into extras! What. An. Inning.

Following, in the eighth, Gio Urshela connected on a walkoff RBI double which scored Mike Tauchman. When down, the Yankees always — and I mean always find a way to comeback. An overall team effort added to a tide-shifting win for the Bronx Bombers.

Besides a wild seventh inning, the Yankees scoring production came from a groundout via Mike Tauchman in the first and a Mike Ford RBI Double in the fourth.

After a shaky start from Mike King who went 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER and 3 K, the game took a dive downhill as reliever Brooks Kriske allowed five to score in just 1.1 innings of work. Though, the arms of Ben Heller and Chad Green cleaned up the damage after only allowing two hits and tossing seven strikeouts in 3.0 innings of work.

In a strong winning effort from the Yankees, Aaron Boone and co. steal game four with their second walkoff of the series. Your final in The Bronx: Yankees 8, Mets 7.

Player of the Game: CF Aaron Hicks: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

Game 5 Final: Yankees 5, Mets 1

Probables: Deivi Garcia (0-0, -.– ERA) vs Seth Lugo (1-2, 2.03 ERA)

Win / Loss / Save: 

Making his major league debut, Yankees top prospect Deivi Garcia put on a show. Dominating in 6.0 IP, Garcia only allowed four hits on one run, while striking out six. In only a small portion size, it’s crystal clear that Deivi Garcia is the ace in the future of the Yankees starting rotation.

The Yankees were blanked in the scoreboard until a Tyler Wade (1) solo home run in the third for his first of the year. On the other side, the Mets were held to one run until the sixth. A Dom Smith RBI single put the Mets on the board.

In a 1-1 stalemate, the low-action game went into extra innings. Pinch-hitting and cold off the bench with the bases loaded, Gary Sanchez was called upon to give the Yankees some breathing room. Little did Yankee fans know, Sanchez (6) would clobber a grand slam home run which put the Yankees up 5-1 in the eighth. Ohhh that Gary is scary!

Allowing one in the eighth, Johnathan Holder ran into some turbulence but right-hander Luis Cessa slammed the door on the win.  The Yankees take three of five and take the five-game series in The Bronx. Your game-five final: Yankees 5, Mets 2

Player of the Game: SP Deivi Garcia: 6.0 IP, 6 K, 4 H, R


Player of the Series: 1B Luke Voit: 4-15, 3 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB

Upcoming Series: Aug 31 – Sept 2 vs Tampa Bay Rays 

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