The New York Mets (19-21) dropped the final game of the 2014 Subway Series to the New York Yankees (21-19) by a score of 1-0 Thursday night at Citi Field. It was another lackluster offensive effort by the Mets on home turf, as the Mets were unable to score a run in the two games against the Bombers.
In a matchup of rookie hurlers, the Mets got an excellent debut from Jacob deGrom who tossed seven innings allowing just the one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six. Recalled on Tuesday from AAA Las Vegas, deGrom (L, 0-1) certainly showed he's big league ready, shutting down the Yankee lineup until a seventh inning RBI double by Alfonso Soriano that scored Brian McCann from first.
That run would prove to be enough for the Yankees, who got 4.2 shutout innings from their rookie starter Chase Whitley, who surrendered just two hits and two walks while striking out four. The Yanks got excellent relief from Dellin Betances (W, 2-0), Adam Warren (HLD, 6) and David Robertson (SV, 7) who shut down the Mets for the final 4.1 innings of the game.
- The Mets struck out fourteen times during the ballgame, as every Mets starter fanned at least once, save for starting pitcher Jacob deGrom who finished the night 1-for-1.
- David Wright had a terrible night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, leaving two runners on base. Eric Young Jr. stranded the most runners with five, on a night where the Mets only mustered three hits and three walks.
- Derek Jeter, in his final regular season game versus the Mets, went 0-for-4 while leaving three on-base.
What's on Deck
- The Mets look to get back on the winning track as they kick off a weekend series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in DC. Jonathon Niese (2-2, 2.17) takes on Tanner Roark (2-1, 3.65) with first pitch scheduled for 7:05.