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Yankees 9, Mets 5: Yanks win weirdest game of the season

This game was an adventure.

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This game included all of the following:

  • A combined nine runs in the first two innings
  • A Mark Teixeira three run home run
  • Teixeira getting angry after being hit by a Steven Matz pitch
  • Benches clearing after said Matz pitch
  • Teixeira being accused of stealing signs
  • This
  • Mets’ reliver Hansel Robles completely unraveling
  • Gary Sanchez’s first major league hit
  • An Aaron Hicks double

It ended in a 9-4 Yankees win.

On the very first pitch of the game, Curtis Granderson took a Chad Green pitch over the wall in right field. The Mets’ lineup then went single, single, walk, single, scoring a run. The first out of the game finally came when Green struck out Michael Conforto. Green then got Wilmer Flores to ground into a double play. It took 31 pitches, but Green managed to get out of the inning with the Yankees down only 2-0.

The Yankees answered right back in the bottom of the first. After Jacoby Ellsbury struck out, Rob Refsnyder singled. After Mark Teixeira walked, Chase Headley hit a double into the gap. It scored both runners, tying the game. Following a Starlin Casto strikeout, Didi Gregroius doubled down the right field line, giving the Yankees the lead.

The lead wouldn’t last long. Kelly Johnson led off the second for the Mets doubling after Teixeira couldn’t field a grounder down the line. Rene Rivera then singled Johnson home, making it 3-3. After Granderson walked, the Mets had runners on first and second with no one out. Like he did in the first, Green managed to keep the damage minimal, and got out of the inning with the game tied.

However, because of the complete nonsensical nature of this game, the Yankees re-took the lead in the bottom of the second. After Matz got two quick outs, Ellsbury singled. After Refsnyder added another single, Teixeira hit a three-run home run, making it 6-3 Yankees.

After he got out of another jam in the third, Green wouldn’t escape the fourth. He got the first two outs of the inning, but then walked Granderson and allowed a single to Neil Walker. That would be it for Green, as the Yankees brought in Luis Severino. He got Yoenis Cespedes to strike out to end the fourth.

The game actually settled down a bit after that. Except for a benches clearing incident following Texieira getting hit by a pitch in the fifth. It didn’t actually lead to anything, at least not today.

In the seventh, the Mets got a run back. Thanks to a walk, an infield single on a bunt, and an error, the Mets loaded the bases with no one out. After Severino struck out Jay Bruce, James Loney grounded out, with a run scoring in the process. With runners on second and third, Severino struck out Conforto to get out of the inning. Somehow the Yankees managed to get out of another jam with minimal damage.

In the bottom of the seventh, Gary Sanchez picked up his first big league hit, when he singled to lead off the inning. He eventually came around to score after an Aaron Hicks double and a Refsnyder sacrifice fly. In the seventh, Robles seemed to think Teixeira was stealing signs, and it seemed to rattle him. The Yankees tacked on another two runs in the inning, and led 9-4 after seven innings.

Severino pitched another scoreless inning in the eighth. He wound up throwing 4.1 innings, allowing one run on one hit and a walk, while striking out five. He probably won’t be in the bullpen for much longer.

Tyler Clippard allowed a home run to Walker in the ninth, but got through the inning unscathed otherwise. The Yankees won 9-5. It was an adventure that we all made it through, and are now stronger because of.

Box score.