Brandon Nimmo (New York Mets) hits a game-tying single to center field.
The Mets defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 on Friday (April 15) at Citi Field in the New York City borough of Queens, New York, United States.
The host Mets went with a lineup of Brandon Nemo (center field), Starling Marte (second base), Jeff McNeil (third base), Francisco Lindor (shortstop), Francisco Alvarez (catcher), Brett Batty (designated hitter), Tommy Pham (left field), Eduardo Escobar (third base), and Mark Bientos (first base). Justin Verlander got the start.
For the visiting Yankees, Jake Bauers (right field), Giancarlo Stanton (designated hitter), Josh Donaldson (third base), Anthony Rizzo (first base), DJ LeMahieu (second base), Isaiah Kaino Palepa (center field), Billy McKinney (left field), Jose Trevino (catcher), and Anthony Volpi (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Gerrit Cole.
Vollender ran into his first trouble in the top of the third. He gave up a leadoff double to McKinney. He then got Trevino to ground out to shortstop. Volpi flied out to center field, but McKinney tagged up and took third base. He got Bowers to fly out to second to end the threat.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Mets took the lead. Lindor led off with a double. Cole then got Alvarez to fly out to right, but Lindor advanced to third. Betty struck out. With runners at second and third, Pham stepped to the plate and hit a single into right field. Lindor came home.
In the top of the sixth, the Yankees tied the game. Trevino led off with a double. Volpi flied out to right field, but Trevino tagged up and went to third. Bowers followed with an RBI single, but Stanton struck out the side in the next at-bat to end the threat.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Mets got back-to-back singles from Vientos and Nimmo to put runners on first and second with no outs. But Cole was able to get Marte to ground out to short and then get McNeil to fly out to center. He then got Lindor to foul out to end the inning.
In the top of the seventh, the Yankees turned the game around. Jeff Bringham, who took the mound after Verlander, was shaky. Donaldson walked and Rizzo was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. He got LeMahieu to ground out to short to get some breathing room, but Kainer Palepa reached on a fielding error at the plate. Kainer Palepa hit a grounder to shortstop. It could have been a double play. Lindor popped out to second baseman McNeil, catching Rizzo at first. McNeil then threw to first, but the throw was off. The ball dropped backwards, allowing Donaldson to round third base and come home.
The Mets removed Bringham and brought Brooks Railey to the mound. Kainer Palepa stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Alvarez. Kainer Palepa then boldly attempted to steal home. Railey saw it coming, but his rushed throw resulted in a wild pitch. Kainer Palepa made the home run, extending the lead to 3-1.
The Mets had their best chance in the bottom of the seventh. After Alvarez and Pham singled, Vientos walked to load the bases. The Yankees sent Ron Marinascio to the mound. Nemo led off with a walk to cut the deficit to one. Marte followed with an RBI single to tie the game. However, Nemo was thrown out at second base on an overthrow. It was not enough to tie the game.
Neither team scored in the rest of the inning, sending the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the 10th, with runners on first and second, Nemo hit a game-tying double off reliever Nick Ramirez to give the Mets a 4-3 victory 안전놀이터.