Yankees top Mets 11-4, move to 10-2 in spring
The Yankees defeated the Mets by a score of 11-4 on Wednesday, claiming their tenth win of Spring Training in their first of two meetings with their crosstown rivals this spring. Domingo Germán got the start for the Yankees, going 2 ⅔ innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out five and walking two. Both of the runs given up by Germán were unearned, coming on a fielding error by center fielder Estevan Florial on a fly ball by Jay Bruce, allowing Travis d’Arnaud and Asdrubal Cabrera to score in the bottom of the third. The Yanks got on the board the next half inning, putting a run across on Robert Gsellman from a force out by Ronald Torreyes that scored Tyler Austin, while Austin Romine was thrown out and second and Torreyes reached first.
The Mets reclaimed their two-run lead in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run by Travis d’Arnaud off of Ben Heller, making the score 3-1. In the bottom of the sixth, the Mets took a 4-1 lead when Juan Lagares grounded into a force out that scored Phillip Evans. The score remained 4-1 until the top of the eighth, when the Yankees offense exploded. Trey Amburgey walked with the bases loaded to force in Abiatal Avelino, making it a 4-2 game. Jeff Hendrix followed up by reaching on a error by Mets’ second baseman Ty Kelly, scoring Kyle Higashioka, cutting the deficit to just one. After a pop out by Tyler Wade, Billy McKinney came up with the bases loaded, and would hit a grand slam off of Corey Taylor to give the Yankees a 7-4 lead.
Brady Lail set the Mets down in order in the bottom of the eighth, and the Yankees followed by scoring four more in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Kyle Holder and a three-run home run by Trey Amburgey, giving the Yankees an 11-4 lead. Cale Coshow came in to record the final three outs of the game, and he did just that while allowing only one hit, securing the victory. The Yankees improve to 10-2 in Spring Training, the best record in not only the Grapefruit League, but all of baseball this spring. The Yankees are back at GMS Field tomorrow to face the Philadelphia Phillies yet again. Luis Severino will make his first start of the spring, while Ben Lively will get the nod for the Phillies. First pitch will be at 1:05 PM ET.