Mets Walkoff in 7-6 Win Over Yankees

Ivan Nova didn't have it right from the start. He allowed three straight singles before recording an out, and didn't even make it out if the third inning. Overall, he conceded five earned runs in 2.2 innings, and left the game with two runners on base. He was flat out terrible, there's no question about it; he barely had command of any of his pitches, living up in the zone (he failed to get one groundout), and allowed line drive after line drive. He finishes the spring with an 8.06 ERA and is lucky Michael Pineda's hurt and Andy Pettitte's weeks away. Nova called this one of the worst days of his life.

The Yankees got their first run in the fourth, on an opposite field homer by Nick Swisher (who also doubled). They eventually took the lead with a five spot in the sixth, but it didn't last. The Mets equalized in the bottom half, then walked-off via an Ike Davis home run against Mark Montgomery in the bottom of the ninth.

David Phelps and D.J. Mitchell relieved Nova, combining for 4.1 innings of one-run ball. Pat Venditte, the famous switch-pitcher, made an appearance, conceding a hit and walk before inducing a GIDP.

Doug Bernier continued his hot hitting with two more base knocks, raising his spring average to .361. But outside of Swisher, the Yanks didn't have an extra-base hit. The rest of their 11 hits were singles.

Spring Training finally ends tomorrow in Tampa against the Mets (noon start) as No. 5 starter Freddy Garcia climbs the hill. The only real reason to watch is to see Andy Pettitte pitch (he's supposed to go one frame).

News broke during the game that 1B Jorge Vazquez was released. It's better for him because he'll probably get a legitimate chance to play for a less-stacked club than the Yankees.

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