After a bad loss last night, the Mets rebounded to defeat the Yankees at Yankee stadium tonight, 4-1, to split the four-game series.
- After a rough start on short rest his last time out, Bartolo Colon put in a great performance in this one. His line: 6.2 IP, 6 hits, 1 run, 0 BB, 1 K. It’s always nice to see good Bartolo, and this victory was especially notable. According to Gary Cohen, Colon is the first pitcher to have a win for both teams in the Subway Series. For reasons known only to Terry Collins, Colon was pulled with two outs in the seventh with just 90 pitches under his belt. Jerry Blevins was brought in and promptly gave up a single and a run.
- Yoenis Cespedes was finally put on the DL, weeks after everybody but the Mets knew he should have been put on it. That made Jay Bruce the lone threat in the lineup. After going 0 for his first two, he launched a three-run homerun to put the Mets ahead 4-0 in the fifth inning. It was his 26th on the year and put him back in the NL lead for RBIs with 83. That broke an 0-10 to start his Mets career and an 0-19 overall.
- The Mets offense was otherwise pretty quite in this one, except for a Kelly Johnson solo Yankee Stadium special to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. They amassed only six hits while striking out eight times.
- Alejandro De Aza made a spectacular diving play in center, going towards right field and back. You’re sure to see it a bunch tomorrow morning.
- Why can’t Jeurys Familia just have a clean save? Oy.
- The Mets are back to one game behind the Cardinals and the Marlins for that second wild card spot.