“This one stings a little more because I didn’t give us a chance at all.”
FINAL SCORE: Mets 8, Yankees 2.
The Yankees (10-8) had their four-game winning streak snapped as CC Sabathia remained winless in four starts this season, allowing seven earned runs in five-plus innings.
“It sucks,” Sabathia said. “I just want to try to help the team win and I haven’t been able to do that my three, four times out, whatever it’s been. This one stings a little more because I didn’t give us a chance at all.”
Joe Girardi said that Sabathia’s location cost him today, but he didn’t want to make too much of one start. This was clearly the biggest clunker out of Sabathia’s four starts thus far. Brian McCann, however, said that he saw plenty of positives still in play.
“Honestly, I think you can go back and look at his four starts and he has been really good,” McCann said. “He had one inning his first start and today didn’t go as we thought, but all in all, we love where he’s at.”
Mark Teixeira hit his eighth homer of the season, tying Seattle’s Nelson Cruz for the league lead. 12 of Teixeira’s 15 hits have been for extra bases, and he got his second single of the season this afternoon on an excuse-me roller to the left side against the shift. On that topic…
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Oh, hey, this Matt Harvey guy is pretty good. He finished one out shy of a complete game and gassed Alex Rodriguez with a 98 mph fastball for a ninth-inning strikeout. Color A-Rod — who grew up as a Mets fan — impressed with Harvey, who grew up as a Yankees fan:
“Wow. As good as advertised, no doubt about it,” Rodriguez said. “He’s a horse. He’s got four plus pitches, throws them all for strikes, great demeanor out on there on the mound. The Mets are in good shape. He’s a cornerstone for them.”
Up next: The Yankees and the Mets complete this leg of the Subway Series on Sunday. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.12) takes on LHP Jon Niese (2-0, 1.50) at 8:05 p.m. ET (ESPN).