New York Yankees 1 — New York Mets 0
The homegrown pitching was absolutely dominant to follow Tanaka’s gem.
In a matchup of MLB debuts, the Yankees sent Chase Whitley and the Mets sent Jacob deGrom. The two rookies did not face much adversity in their debuts. Oddly enough, the rookie pitchers could not get each other out. In the third inning, Chase Whitley got a hit in his first major league at-bat. After giving up a single, Jacob deGrom would get a single of his own. While both hits are significant, the Mets pitchers up to this date, were hitless in 64 attempts.
Chase Whitley would get into trouble when he walked shortstop Ruben Tejada and catcher Juan Centeno with one out. deGrom would sacrifice the runners over and Whitley’s debut was done. In 4.2 innings, Chase Whitley allowed no runs on two hits while walking two and striking out four.
The big man, Dellin Betances would take over and got a ground out to end the inning. Betances would come back out and would strike out the side in the sixth inning. In the top of the seventh inning, Brian McCann would be on first base after a walk and a force out at second for the second out. Alfonso Soriano would hit a double to left center field and McCann would come around and score from first base. With the lead, Dellin Betances would keep doing what he does and strikes out the side again for six consecutive strikeouts.
In 2.1 innings, Dellin Betances faced seven batters and he struck out six of them. Outstanding.
Adam Warren would take over in the eighth inning and made it seven straight strikeouts when he got Juan Centeno to strike out. Pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu would walk but Eric Young Jr. would strike out for the eighth strikeout in nine batters. Daniel Murphy would hit a single down the left field line to put runners on the corners. David Robertson would enter the game for the four-out save, getting the ground out from David Wright to end the scoring opportunity.
In the ninth inning, David Robertson would get a ground out before striking out the next two for his seventh save of the season. After Chase Whitley’s 4.2 scoreless innings; Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and David Robertson would allow two baserunners while striking out 10. All four of these pitchers are homegrown talent.
Over 18 innings in Citi Field, the Yankees shutout the Mets to split the crosstown Subway Series.
Win – Dellin Betances (2-0)
Loss – Jacob deGrom (0-1)
Save – David Robertson (7)
*Alfonso Soriano – 2 for 4, 2B, RBI (16)
*Brian McCann – 1 for 4, R
*Ruben Tejada – 1 for 2, BB
*Jacob deGrom – 1 for 1
Current Yankees Record: 21-19