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Friday, May 16, 2014

Recap: Game 40 - Yankees (1) at Mets (0) - Bats go silent at Citi, Despite good deGrom Debut


New York

New York

W: D. Betances (2-0) L: J. deGrom (0-1) S: D. Robertson (7)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


Despite impressive Major League debuts from starters Chase Whitley and Jacob deGrom, it was a veteran outfielder who played the biggest role in the finale of the annual Subway Series.

Alfonso Soriano doubled in the game's only run in the seventh, while Dellin Betances struck out six of the seven hitters he faced in relief of Whitley to help the New York Yankees secure a 1-0 win over the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Whitley, who got the call in place of an injured CC Sabathia, held the Mets to two hits and two walks before being pulled in the fifth with two outs and runners on second and third.

Betances (2-0) entered and grounded out Eric Young, Jr. before striking out the side in the sixth, and then again in the seventh after Soriano had broken the scoreless deadlock in the top of the frame.

The 25-year-old deGrom, meanwhile, got the nod for the Mets after Dillon Gee was placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a strained right lat muscle. The right-hander struck out six over six scoreless frames before yielding the game's only run in the seventh.

Mark Teixeira worked a one-out walk, but was quickly retired when Brian McCann followed with a grounder to second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy fired to second to start a potential inning-ending double play, but David Wright's relay through skipped past Lucas Duda at first, allowing McCann to reach safely to extend the inning.

Two pitches later, Soriano stroked a double into the gap in left-center field and McCann hustled around from first for a 1-0 lead.

Scott Rice replaced deGrom to start the eighth and issued back-to-back one-out walks to spell the end of his outing.

Jeurys Familia took over on the mound and uncorked a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position, but the Mets right-hander got Derek Jeter to smack a chopper to shortstop Ruben Tejada, who fired home to nab Kelly Johnson at the plate. Josh Edgin then flied out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the inning.

The Mets put runners on the corners with two outs in the eighth against Adam Warren following Murphy's two-out single to left, but closer David Robertson got Wright to ground out weakly to short to maintain the Yankees' slim margin.

Robertson retired the Mets in order in the ninth to nail down his seventh save of the season and complete the three-hit shutout.

Game Notes

The Mets won the first two games of the series in the Bronx to extend their win streak to six games over the Yankees before dropping the last two games at home ... Whitley and deGrom both notched their first career hits. The hit for deGrom snapped an 0-for-64 slide for Mets pitchers this season ... The Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow inflammation ... Jeter, who played in his final regular-season game of the Subway Series, went 4-for-15 during the four-game set ... According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Yankees were involved in a game in which both starters were making their MLB debuts was Oct. 6, 1908 at Boston when the Highlanders' Andy O'Connor faced off against the Red Sox's Doc McMahon at the Huntingon Avenue Baseball Grounds.

Box Score:

Brett Gardner LF200000021.290
Derek Jeter SS400000000.254
  David Robertson P000000000.000
Jacoby Ellsbury CF401010000.284
Mark Teixeira 1B301000011.272
Brian McCann C411000001.224
Alfonso Soriano RF402110002.248
Yangervis Solarte 3B-2B400000001.325
Brian Roberts 2B200000000.239
  Dellin Betances P000000000.000
  Zoilo Almonte PH100000001.000
  Adam Warren P000000000.000
  Brendan Ryan SS0000000001.000
Chase Whitley P1010000001.000
  Kelly Johnson 3B100000011.218
Eric Young LF400000001.236
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000
Daniel Murphy 2B401000002.317
David Wright 3B400000003.282
Curtis Granderson RF400000002.194
Chris Young CF-LF400000002.222
Lucas Duda 1B400000002.250
Ruben Tejada SS201000011.200
Juan Centeno C200000011.000
Jacob deGrom P1010000001.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Bobby Abreu PH000000010.217
  Juan Lagares PR-CF000000000.296

LOB_NY Yankees 6, NY Mets 6. 2B_J.Ellsbury, A.Soriano. S_J.deGrom. GIDP_Y.Solarte 2. DP_NY Mets 3 (J.deGrom, R.Tejada and L.Duda), (J.deGrom and L.Duda), (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

Chase Whitley4.220024074-430.00
Dellin Betances (W 2-0)2.100006027-201.61
Adam Warren (H 6)0.210012016-81.54
David Robertson (S 7)1.100002019-111.74
Jacob deGrom (L 0-1)7.041126091-571.29
Scott Rice0.100021017-85.40
Jeurys Familia0.10000006-53.38
Josh Edgin0.10000001-10.00
Jenrry Mejia1.020001019-144.76

T_3:04. A_40133.
Umpires_Home,Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Mike DiMuro.

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