The New York Yankees faced the New York Mets in the very first exhibition game of summer camp. It was a very hot and humid night at the Mets Citi Field. The Yankees came out on top 9-3.
The Yankees scored in the very first inning when Mike Tauchman doubled and scored on Torres single. Tauchman went 3-3 on the night that turned out to be all New York Yankees. In the fourth Giancarlo Stanton doubled, and Clint Frazier hit a massive 426′ homer into the second deck of Citi Field, making it 3-0 Yankees. Michael King pitched perfectly in the game.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Met Alonso singled, and Davis doubled scoring Robinson Cano for Mets’ first run of the game. Michale Kay and David Cone broadcasting from separate booths at the darkened Yankee Stadium commented on how strange it was to view the game going on at Citi Field. Meredith Marakovits and Paul O’Neil commented from their respective homes.
In the fifth, Alonso got another single, causing Nimo to score and making it 3-2 in the fifth. At the top of the sixth Stanton again doubled, and then Gio Urshela doubled on the second error by the Mets. Miguel Andujar, with a sac fly, scored Stanton from third for the Yankees 4-2 lead.
Chad Green came into the game in the sixth and was saved by an excellent play by Gio Urshela at third. Michael Conforto doubles off Green in the bottom of the sixth, but it was all for naught. During the game, Tyler Wade was excellent at replacing DJ LeMahiue, making several good plays. During the game, Domingo German made an I’m sorry post on Twiter.
“To my teammates, the Yankees organization, and our fans, I am very sorry for the unsettling post last night. This past year has been very tough for my family and myself, for which I take full responsibility. Not being with my teammates while they get ready for the season, knowing that I have let them down, has taken. toll on me and last night I let my emotions get the best of me. Baseball is my life and I promise I am not walking away. I am using this time to get stronger, become a better person and father, and I can only hope that I will get to join my teammates once again to make the proud. Thank you to everyone, especially the Yankees organization, for their support. Please forgive me for this mistake.”
Kahnle takes over in the seventh and Adam Ottavino during the eighth for two scoreless innings. At the top of the ninth inning, the Yankees erupted for five runs. Miguel Andujar had a bloop single moving Duffy to third. Then Wade singles to load the bases. Catcher Erick Kratz singled, and it was Yankees 6-2. Michael Tauchman, in his third hit of the night, made it 7-2 Yankees. Estrada singled, making it 8-2, and Gilliam took over for the Mets and allowed a sac fly making it Yankees 9-2 as Kratz scored.
The Yankees scored five runs in the top of the Yankees. At the bottom of the ninth, Nunez would drive in a run to make it 9-3 New York Yankees. And that’s all the Mets could do.
The next game is tomorrow night at a lighted Yankee Stadium when Yankee Jordan Montgomery will face the Mets Oswalt. On Monday night, th,e Yankees will face the Philadelphia Phillies in the last game before opening day when the Yankee’s Gerrit Cole will face the National’s Max Scherzer in the Nation’s capital at Nationals Park on MBL’s Opening Day on Thursday, July 23rd.
For this writer, last night’s game was more normal than anything. Yes, there were cut-outs behind home plate. But the feeling was there, just like a postseason game. The New York Yankee’s pitchers were definitely in control of this game.