28 Days Later: Mets-Yanks Gamer V

Saturday, May 19th, the Yankees and the Mets were in the middle of a set at Shea, where the Mets ended up taking two out of three and and the Bombers found themselves four games under .500 and 10.5 out of first.  In counterpoint, the Metropolitans were 13 games over .500 and 2.5 games atop their division.  It is common knowledge that the Yankees fortunes sank even further until the arrival of June, which coincided with the resurgence of several formerly missing components of the Bronx battery.
28 days later, the flesh-eating uninspired, offensively-flat zombies that were roaming the field have been vanquished, at least temporarily*.  Though last night’s fantastic pitching duel between Oliver Perez and Roger Clemens ultimately ended the Yankees’ longest winning streak since 2005, the Yanks are still nine and one in their last ten and are a slightly more optimistic one game over .500.

The Bombers continue to play host their cross-town brethren, who were a contrapuntal one and nine in their last ten prior to their triumph last night, but are still 2.5 games ahead of the Braves in the NL east and nine games over .500.  Tom Glavine, who defeated the Yankees in his start at Shea in May, gets the ball today for the Mets.  The Yankees were able to reach Glavine but couldn’t seal the deal, gathering nine hits and three runs in six innings in a rowdy affair that eventually wound up 10-7.  Detroit knocked him around in his last start, sending him after four and a third innings in which he gave up nine runs. 

The Yankees counter with Tyler Clippard, who is 3-1 but has given up 14 earned runs in 23.7 innings for a 5.32 ERA to go along with a 1.606 WHIP; he’s allowed four home runs in his five starts.  Clippard made his major league debut against the Mets in the last series, winning his start while going six innings and giving up one run while striking out six.  Clippard was dismal in his last start, when Pittsburgh sent him to the showers after three and two thirds and six runs, whereupon the Yankee pen came in and held the Bucs down while the Yankee bats ran away with the game.  Lineups follow.  Comment away.

*Including last night’s shut-out, the Yanks have scored 102 runs in their 15 games since May 30th (6.8 r/g).

Before last night’s 0-4, Bobby Abreu had at least one hit in his previous 13 games, and seven of those games were multi-hit performances.

Jorge Posada‘s single last night tied him with Cleveland’s Victor Martinez for the lead in most hits (75) as a catcher in the majors; Jorge’s 21 doubles as a catcher lead the majors.  His career high season hit total was 145 in 2000, his season-best doubles total was 40, in 2002.

Melky had a down week, with four hits in 21 at bats since June 8th.

Lineups, with stats courtesy of baseball-reference.

New York Mets
1 J. Reyes, ss .318/.401/.464
2 C. Beltran, cf .273/.356/.462
3 D. Wright, 3b .287/.377/.504
4 C. Delgado, 1b .221/.289/.398
5 P. Lo Duca, dh .293/.342/.365
6 S. Green, rf .303/.358/.465
7 R. Castro, c .222/.306/.389
8 R. Gotay, 2b .295/.340/.477
9 C. Gomez, lf .250/.269/.328
New York Yankees
1 J. Damon, dh .254/.346/.349
2 D. Jeter, ss .335/.414/.458
3 B. Abreu, rf .268/.362/.372
4 A. Rodriguez, 3b .306/.405/.669
5 J. Posada, c .349/.407/.558
6 H. Matsui, lf .295/.379/.482
7 R. Cano, 2b .270/.309/.415
8 M. Cabrera, cf .247/.314/.346
9 M. Cairo, 1b .231/.281/.269
34 comments… add one
  • Today’s game is not on MLB Extra Innings? It’s not on Fox or ESPN – what gives?

    busk June 16, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • a yf, obviously

    busk yf June 16, 2007, 1:12 pm
  • Bud Selig hates us.

    attackgerbil June 16, 2007, 1:29 pm
  • I guess that’s why I hate him.

    busk yf June 16, 2007, 1:31 pm
  • bpud needs performance enhancing drugs

    dc June 16, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • yikes… another quiet one. how ’bout that #26? yanks take the lead 4-3.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 2:20 pm
  • ugh. that didn’t last long. 5-4 mets.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • Year 1, Carlos Beltran as a Met: What a ridiculous contract.
    Year 2, Carlos Beltran as a Met: see, the contract was smart!
    Year 3, Carlos Beltran as a Met: What a ridiculous contract.
    I think things are leaning towards “ridiculous contract”.
    And has a pitcher ever looked more washed up than Tom Glavine, this week? Man, he just looks like he needs to be set out to pasture. Just awful.

    SF June 16, 2007, 2:34 pm
  • Wow, could Melky run further inside the baseline? He should have been called out for interference, it wasn’t even close.

    SF June 16, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • agreed. he should hang it up if/when he gets his 300th.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • Looks like the only person who hasn’t realized Glavine s*cks ass is Willie Randolph. Jeter dinger to put the Yanks on top 6-5.
    Lucky for Glavine he pitches in the NL, he’d probably be stuck around 230, wins-wise.

    SF June 16, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • jeter takes the lead back for the yanks.
    this game is reminding me of the opening scene of the movie “made”, when favreau and vaughn are just trading punches to the face.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 2:41 pm
  • Willie Randolph is managing Glavine like he’s playing in an NL park, trying to get through this inning, even though the heart of the order is coming up and Glavine has been putrid. He only now has a guy warming.
    Earth to Willie: YOU HAVE A DH.

    SF June 16, 2007, 2:42 pm
  • no way he comes back out. sorry tommy, no W for you.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 2:46 pm
  • What’s this, Yankee fans, letting SF take out his bitterness on the Mets?
    I have a question. Could Luis Vizcaino suddenly be…an effective pitcher? And just as I type that he gives up a double. Abreu almost makes an amazing play.

    Andrew June 16, 2007, 2:52 pm
  • i’ve been wondering the same thing. you know he’s got it in there somewhere, i just hope he finds it.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • That strikeout was something I wasn’t used to seeing. Vizcaino just scored some points.
    I seriously think it’s his velocity. Earlier in the year he struggled to crack 90, now he hits 93, 94 with regularity.
    If Vizcaino could be more like his career numbers, that would be huge.

    Andrew June 16, 2007, 3:00 pm
  • wow. castro looks at three strikes to strand two.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • i stand corrected… glavine did come back out, and promptly serves up a double to posada.
    that’s a wrap.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • Andrew:
    I am just watching the game. What exactly have I said that’s inaccurate? Randolph HAS managed this game like it’s an NL-NL battle, and Glavine DOES look hideous.

    SF June 16, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • cairo is all over the place. another rbi single, then steals 2nd. anyone think he’s comfortable in his role?

    nyara June 16, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • rain delay… hope proctor uses this time to straighten himself out. 6 balls to 2 strikes? no thanks.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • how long is the rain delay?

    Anonymous June 16, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • Rain delay over

    Patti-YF June 16, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • It just reeks of bitterness, insulting the Mets and belittling the Yankee accomplishments. I don’t blame you, I do the same thing all the time against the Sox, insulting the Oakland offense, for example, instead of complimenting the work the Boston bullpen did in getting out of a bases-loaded, no out jam. I didn’t say you were wrong, just a little bitter that the Yankees were winning.
    Anyway, the offense bouncing back like this after being shut out is a great sign.

    Andrew June 16, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • i’m loving the streak of 2s on the scoreboard.

    nyara June 16, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • farnsworth doing what he does best: walk, single, run…

    nyara June 16, 2007, 4:52 pm
  • belittling the Yankee accomplishments.
    Uh, what? Saying that Beltran looks pretty overvalued (right now he does) and that Glavine looked pathetic (he did) qualified as the above? Come on, you’re reaching…

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • …the Mets have lost 11 of their 14 June games. Beltran is 7 for his last 49 with a single walk and 1 RBI. It’s fair to say that the Yankees caught this team at a very good time…and that’s not an attempt to belittle anything they’ve done. It’s just a fact.

    desturbd1 June 16, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Oh, it was an off-hand comment anyway. It would have been akin to me filling the Red Sox thread with comments on how horrible the San Francisco offense is. While very true, it would be the same situation of me being slightly bitter that the Giants are a decrepit baseball team.

    Andrew June 16, 2007, 11:30 pm
  • Andrew, it’s possible to be critical of a Yankee opponent without it being a statement about the Yankees. Everything isn’t always about you guys, I know that’s hard to believe sometimes for some YFs. ;-)

    SF June 17, 2007, 6:18 am
  • Yanks pull themselves off the Mat to beat the Mets……..
    After scoring NO Runs off Lefty Oliver Perez….Johnny Damon sets the Tone for the Yankee hitters against Tommy Glavine…WORK the COUNT and JUMP on the Change-up….
    By the Bottom of the Fifth, Glavine wasn’t fooling Anyone…..not even Miguel Cairo!!

    John Skilbred June 17, 2007, 7:58 am
  • Andrew:
    The Times has an article today about how poorly Beltran has been playing, as well as a headline about Glavine pitching poorly. Are they belittling the Yankees too?

    SF June 17, 2007, 10:24 am
  • No, I agree, Beltran is slumping badly. Like I said, it was an off-hand comment, not directed towards you but more chiding Yanks fans for letting a Sox fan direct the comments for the game :P

    AndrewYF June 17, 2007, 9:14 pm

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