Last night at Citi Field
A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and combined with two relievers as the Yankees one-hit the Mets. Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada belted opposite-field homers to power a 5-0 victory as the Bombers secured the season series.
Random statistical minutia: The Yankees’ one-hit shutout at the Mets on Saturday marked the club’s first one-hitter since 6/30/06 vs. the Mets at the original Yankee Stadium, when RHP Mike Mussina (4.0IP), LHP Ron Villone (2.0IP), RHP Scott Proctor (1.0IP), RHP Kyle Farnsworth (1.0IP) and RHP Mariano Rivera (1.0IP) combined to hold the Mets to 1H in a 2-0 shutout…last night’s win was the Yankees’ first one-hitter thrown on the road since 4/27/02 at Seattle when Ted Lilly lost a 1-0 complete-game…the last time the Yankees won a one-hitter on the road came on 9/2/01 at Boston when Mike Mussina came within one out of a no-hitter in a 1-0 Yankees victory.
Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter were idle observers for this one, and Phil Hughes also has a touch of the flu bug as well. That brings the Yankee traveling party sick bed to 10, at last count.
Tonight Chien-Ming Wang looks to score that elusive first victory as he gets the ball in the ESPN game, with Livan Hernandez on the hill for the Mets.