May 27, 2013: Mets Beat Yanks on Memorial Day
|Date: May 27, 2013|
|Mets starter: Jonathon Niese|
|Winning pitcher: Brandon Lyon|
|Key player(s): David Wright, Daniel Murphy|
|Key play: Wright’s home run, Murphy’s single|
The Mets faced the Yankees on a Monday night at Citi Field. The teams played a two-hour and forty-four-minute game on Memorial Day. David Wright and Daniel Murphy came up with clutch hits that gave the Mets a 2-1 win.
Jonathon Niese and the Yanks’ Phil Hughes each started the game with five scoreless innings pitched. Brett Gardner tripled to lead off the top of the sixth. Jayson Nix followed with a single to score Gardner for a 1-0 Yankees lead. Robinson Cano hit a double play ground ball to second baseman Murphy and a single by Vernon Wells ensued. Niese retired David Adams on an inning-ending fly ball to right fielder Mike Baxter. Hughes then gave up just a single to Niese in the bottom half.
Niese shut down the Yanks in the top of the seventh. Leading off the bottom of the inning, Wright hit a home run to tie the game. Lucas Duda and John Buck were struck out and Hughes got Rick Ankiel on a pop-up to catcher Chris Stewart that ended the inning. Mets’ reliever Brandon Lyon then hurled a scoreless top of the eighth.
Yankees’ reliever David Robertson threw a called third strike past Ike Davis to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. Baxter hit a ground rule double and pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin drew a walk. A passed ball by Stewart moved Baxter to third base and Valdespin to second. Ruben Tejada hit a ground ball on which second baseman Cano threw to Stewart for an out at home on Baxter. Murphy followed with a single that plated Valdespin and put the Mets ahead by a run. Robertson hit Wright with a pitch to load the bases. Yanks’ reliever Boone Logan then struck out Duda to finish off the inning.
Mets’ reliever Bobby Parnell fanned Adams to open the top of the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki drew a walk and Lyle Overbay went down on strikes. Parnell then retired pinch-hitter Travis Hafner on a pop-up to third baseman Wright for the game’s final out. The Mets had a holiday victory over their cross-city rivals.