Thursday, June 15, 2023

Mets Beat the Yankees 4-3 in 10 Innings in the Subway Series

My 20-game package for this season included last night's Subway Series game.  The game started at 7:45 with a brief rain shower at about 7:00.  I was surprised to see many Yankee fans in the stadium.  I think that in section 516 there were more Yankee fans,

Gerrit Cole for the Yankees and Justin Verlander for the Mets were the starting pitchers.  Both were effective in the 6 innings they each pitched as the score was tied 1-1 at that point.  In the seventh inning second baseman Jeff McNeil allowed Josh Donaldson to score the go-ahead run in the seventh when he bounced a throw to first that would have been way late anyway trying for a double play on Isiah Kiner-Falefa's (IKF) grounder.  IKF stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error.  In a rare play, IKF stole home as seen below.  A straight steal of home is rare.


In the bottom of the seventh, the Mets scored two runs when Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch in with loaded and when Starlin Marte singled in another run.  Nimmo was picked off second base to end that rally.

Nimmo turned out to be the hero as he doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning.

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