New York Yankees Recap: Montgomery implodes, Yankees lose seven in a row

New York Yankees, Larry Rothschild

With the start of a new series, the New York Yankees were hoping to turn the page and put their recent losing streak behind them, as they held on to a wild card berth. Tonight the Yankees sent one of their few healthy pitchers, Jordan Montgomery, to the mound to face the New York Mets Tylor Megill in the first game of a three-game series at Citi Field in the Queens, New York. Unfortunately, it started poorly for the Yankees and only got worse. The Yankees lost  10-3 for their seventh loss in a row.

In the first inning with Tylor Megill on the mound for the Mets, DJ LeMahieu stepped to the plate and went down looking. Brett Gardner hit his fourth triple of the season down the left-field line. Aaron judge ground out to second, but Gardner scored to put the Yankees on the board first. Anthony Rizzo struck out to end the half. At the bottom, Jonathan Villar singled to left to start the half. Francisco Lindor struck out swinging. Michael Conforto got a base hit, moving Villar to second. Pete Alonso struck out. Javier Baez hit, but Villar challenged Gallo’s arm in left and was out at the home plate. New York Yankees 1 New York Mets 0.

The umpires overturned the play during the break and called the Mets safe for a tied game, bringing Montgomery back onto the mound. Jeff McNeil struck out to end the inning. Game tied at 1.

The second inning was led off by Gleyber Torres, who ground out to short. Then, Joey  Gallo homered far into the right-center stands. Gary Sanchez ground out to second. Gio Urshela struck out swinging to the half, but the Yankees went ahead. At the bottom, Kevin Pillar flew out to Gardner in center. James McCann went down on strikes. Tylor Megill struck out to end the inning. New York Yankees 2 Mets 1.

Pitcher Jordan Montgomery led off the third inning by striking out. LeMahieu ground out to third. Gardner singled to center. Judge struck out to end the half. At the bottom, Villar singled to left field. Lindor walked. The runners moved up on a wild pitch. Conforto, with two on and no outs, walked to load the bases with no outs. Alonso walked to bring in a run to tie the game.  Baez singled, bringing in Villar. McNeil got a drag bunt scoring Conforto. Pillar flew out to left, scoring Alonso. Baez was tagged out reaching from second. McCann doubled to left, scoring McNeil. Megill stuck out, but the Mets scored five runs in the inning. New York Mets 6 Yankees 2.

Anthony Rizzo led off the fourth inning flew out to center. Torres ground out to Lindor at short. Gallo tipped into the catcher’s glove to end the half. Villar led off the bottom and flew out to Judge. Lindor homered just left of the right-field foul pole, and that was the night for Montgomery. Joely Rodriguez faced Conforto, who singled. Alonso flew out to Gardner on the warning track. Baez doubled, scoring Conforto from first. Baez was called out, trying to reach third. Mets 8 Yankees 2.

The fifth inning was led off by Sanchez, who struck out. Urshela ground out to third. Rougie Odor pinch-hitting struck out. At the bottom, Michael King took over the pitching. McNeil singled. Pillar ground out to Urshela at third. A King wild pitch allowed McNeil to go to third. McCann ground out to end the inning. Mets 8 Yankees 2.

DJ Lemahieu led off the sixth inning by walking. Gardner grounded into a force out. Judge ground into a double play. At the bottom, Villar went down swinging. Lindor lined out directly to LeMahieu. Conforto grounded out for a quick inning for both teams. Mets 8 Yankees 2.

The seventh inning was led off by Anthony Rizzo, who struck out looking. Torres doubled off the third baseman’s glove. Gallo struck out swinging, and Gary Sanchez popped out to short. At the bottom, Alonso flew out to Judge in right. Baez singled ahead of Judge in right. A pitch hit McNeil. Pillar two on and one out was also hit by a pitch to load the bases. McCann hit into a double play, but Torres airmailed one into the stands as two Mets scored. Smith pinch-hitting for the pitcher flew out to short. New York Mets 10 New York Yankees 2.

Urshela led off the eight by flying out. Luke Voit singled to center. LeMahieu singled, moving Voit to second. Gardner flew out. Aaron Judge also flew out to end the half and strand two. At the bottom,  Villar went down on strikes. Lindor walked. Conforto went down on strikes. Alonso ground out to short to end the inning. Mets 10 Yankees 2.

Anthony Rizzo came to the plate with last licks on the line for the Yankees and launched one into the right-field stands. Torres flew out to the infield. Then, Joey Gallo flew out to center. Finally, Gary Sanchez flew out to right for their seventh loss in a row.

The final score was the New York Mets 10 and the New York Yankees 3. The winning pitcher was the starter Tylor Megill, and the loser was the starter Jordan Montgomery.



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