The Mets clinched the 2013 Subway Series with a 9-4 thumping of the Yankees. It was only the third time since May 3 the Mets had scored as many as five runs in a game. Look on the bright side, Squawker Lisa - at least David Phelps got more outs than Mariano did on Tuesday!
Jeremy Hefner was 0-5 going into the game, including two losses to the lowly Marlins. The Mets were 0-10 in games Hefner started. When the Mets scored five runs in the top of the first, I figured it would be one of those games in which the Yankees would come back with several runs of their own in the bottom of the first. Instead, Hefner allowed just one run through five innings before giving up a couple more in the sixth.
Even the cheap Yankee stadium homers are bouncing the Mets' way, with Marlon Byrd hitting one off the top of the right field wall.
So much for the Yankees' current roster of castoffs and fill-ins massively overachieving. But at least the Yankees do have Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis expected back on Friday in time to face the Red Sox. What, Squawker Lisa, not rushing them back tonight to try to prevent Dillon Gee from completing a sweep?
Gee is 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA this season. His road ERA is 9.97. I'm not really sure who Vidal Nuno is, but he does have a 1.93 ERA in 14 innings so far. So the Yankees should have a good shot at avoiding a sweep, but this Subway Series has clearly defied predictions so far. Let's Go Mets!