Despite having the potential tying and go ahead runs on base in the eighth and ninth inning, the New York Yankees had their late comeback attempt thwarted and dropped the subway series opener to the New York Mets 7-5.
With runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Didi Gregorius drove in Brett Gardner with a RBI double to trim the Mets lead to 6-4. With runners on second and third and one out, Giancarlo Stanton cut the lead to one with a RBI groundout. After Aaron Hicks was intentionally walked, Gary Sanchez struck out to end the rally.
The Mets extended their lead to two on Michael Conforto’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Neil Walker walked to bring up Brett Gardner as the potential game-tying run. He would ground into a fielder’s choice to end the game.
Domingo German was the losing pitcher, as he allowed four runs through three and two-third innings pitched.
Aaron Judge and Gregorius each went 3-5 and Gregorius drove in one run. Stanton went 1-3 with two RBIs.
Sonny Gray will get the start tomorrow night as he looks to build on his last start against the Baltimore Orioles in which struck out eight over six innings and gave up no runs.