The good vibes from last night’s Subway Series win faded as the Mets bats failed to show up tonight in a 5-1 loss to the Yankees.
Jason Vargas got off to a rocky start, allowing two runs in the opening inning, the settled down for four scoreless innnings, before tiring in the sixth and allowing one more. His final line of 5.1 innings, three earned runs with six strikeouts wasn’t bad, but he got no run support, as the Mets lone run came courtesy of a Jeff McNeil first inning home run.
When Vargas exited, the Mets were down 3-1 in the sixth, but Wilmer Font coughed up two quick runs to put the game out of reach. Meanwhile, the Mets did no better against the Yankees B relief corps than they did against the struggling Domingo German. The Mets offense only managed to get two runners in scoring position the whole night.
Of note, Steven Matz entered the game in relief and recorded a key out with men on base to limit the damage against Font. On the positive side, Robert Gsellman and Jeurys Familia combined for two scoreless innings in relief with four strikeouts and no hits.
So, the Mets settle for the split at Citi Field. Tomorrow, the Mets have the day off before taking on the Phillies at home for their last three games before the All-Star break. A series win would send the Mets into the break on at least a little bit of a positive note, however, realistically, even a sweep may not make a difference at this point.