When Brett Gardner pulled an Endy Chavez and robbed Daniel Murphy of a two-run homer, the Mets appeared headed for another ignominious defeat at the hands of the Yankees. But the Mets overcame Gardner's play of the year, thanks to David Wright's game-tying homer and Murphy's game winning hit. Jon Niese lowered his ERA to 4.40, which is pretty good considering it was 5.93 on May 11.Bobby Parnell picked up his fifth save in May.
With Niese, Wright, Murphy and Parnell spearheading the win, the Mets looked as if they might have the makings of a good core after all. (Let's not talk about Ike Davis' three strikeouts.)
The Mets knocked the Yankees out of first place tonight, and now they go for a Citi Field sweep with Matt Harvey making his first start against the Yankees. Hiroki Kuroda has faced the Mets three times at Citi Field and is 0-3 with a 6.19 ERA. He also lost his only start at Shea Stadium, allowing six runs in 2 2/3 innings. All of these starts came when he was with the Dodgers. The only current Met to homer off of Kuroda is Davis.
Squawker Lisa and I are going to the game.We've already seen Harvey win once this season and I'm hoping he can continue to show that the most exciting young player in the Subway Series is a member of the Mets.