The pitching matchup was a good one, but CC Sabathia came out on top as the Yanks blanked the Mets 4-0 in their rubber game on Father’s Day. The Mets were held to four hits all day as Sabathia went eight shutout innings. Mariano Rivera got the final three outs after a short rain delay.
Johan Santana allowed a bases-loaded situation in the third inning. Mark Teixiera, who had been cold coming into Saturday’s game, hit his second home run in two days for a grand slam. That was the difference in the game. Santana lasted six innings, throwing more than 110 pitches.
The Mets’ best chance to score came in the seventh inning when they threatened with two runners on and no outs. Ike Davis had singled and Jason Bay had walked. Rod Barajas struck out on a questionable third strike call. Designated hitter Fernando Tatis then grounded into a double play. Angel Pagan, Ruben Tejada and David Wright were the only other Mets to get a hit.
So, the Mets have tied the season series with the Yankees, 3-3. They have lost their last two. Hopefully, they will be able to regroup with a day off Monday and be able to do some damage against the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander on Tuesday night.