The New York Yankees entered the night game of a day-night doubleheader against the New York Mets after a devastating loss to the Mets (10-5) in the day game. The Yankees also lost the first game of the three-game series at Yankees Stadium. However, the Yankees salvaged the last game with excellent pitching. Yankees 4 Mets 2.
Brandon Nimmo led off against the Yankees Nestor Cortes Jr., who had his first nationally televised major league start. Brandon Nimmo struck out. Francisco Lindor lined out to Rougie Odor. Dominic Smith went down looking as Cortes had a 1-2-3 inning for his first start. At the bottom, DJ LeMahieu faced Corey Oswalt and singled. Aaron Judge reached on a force out. Gary Sanchez flew out to Nimmo in center. Giancarlo Stanton ground out for a no-score inning for both teams.
In the second, Pete Alonso led off by popping out. James McCann singled out in front of Gardner in center. Michael Conforto flew out to Gardner. Kevin Pillar lined out to end the half. At the bottom, Luke Voit led off by doubling to center. Rougie Odor avoided the shift and reached. Gio Urshela homered for the Yankee three-run lead. Miguel Andujar walked. Brett Gardner flew out to center field. Andujar was caught stealing. LeMahieu struck out swinging. New York Yankees 3 Mets 0.
The top of the third saw Jonathan Villar at the plate; he struck out. Peraza was out on strikes. Nimmo struck out for another quick inning for Cortes Jr. At the bottom Aaron Judge hit a long out to center. Gary Sanchez went striking out swinging. Finally, Giancarlo Stanton struck out on a foul tip. Yankees 3 Mets 0.
Fransisco Lindor led off the fourth by popping out to Judge. Smith had a one-out double fielded by Aaron Judge, but not in time. Cortes Jr. pitched great and had the longest outing of his season but was replaced by Darren O’Day, who faced Alonso, who two-run homered to the short porch at the Stadium. McCann walked. Conforto back to back walked. Pillar reached on a great catch by Voit but not in time. Villar struck out, but the Mets picked up two runs in the half. At the bottom of the fourth, Luke Voit led off and was called out on strikes. Odor popped out to right-field foul territory. Urshela popped out to first for Oswald’s nine in a row. New York Yankees 3 Mets 2.
Behind one run Jose Peraza led off by striking out swinging to new Yankee pitcher Chad Green. Nimmo struck out for back-to-back strikeouts for Green. Lindor popped back to catcher Sanchez for the final out of the half and gave Green a 1-2-3 inning. Miguel Andujar led off the bottom of the fifth against new pitcher Aaron Loup by grounding out to second base. Gardner walked for the first Yankee baserunner since the second inning. LeMahieu also walked, and that was it for Loup. Judge faced the new Mets pitcher Miguel Castro and ground out to first, but the runners moved up. Gardner scored on a wild pitch. Sanchez struck out on a heater. New York Yankees 4 Mets 2.
The sixth inning was lead off by Smith, who against Chad Green ground out to Odor. Alonso popped out to a charging Luke Voit. McCann, with two outs, struck out as Green puts done six Mets in a row. The bottom was led off by Stanton, who flew out to center. Voit went down on strikes. Odor also struck out. New York Yankees 4 Mets 2.
With last licks on the line for the Mets, Aaron Boone decided to bypass Aroldis Chapman, chose Chad Green to close out the game in the seventh. Michael Conforto was Green’s seventh put-out. Kevin Pillar was his fifth strikeout. Jonathan Villar ended it as Green struck out the side for the save. The final score was the New York Yankees 4 and the Mets 2. The winning pitcher was Chad Green, and the loser was Corey Oswalt.
The Yankees take the red-eye tonight as they fly out to Seattle for a three-game set against the Mariners after a day off tomorrow.