The Mets' bullpen faltered a little, but stayed strong to get their first win of the second half over the Yankees, 7-5, in the Bronx Friday night.
Things you should know about today's game...
1) Noah Syndergaard made his second start since returning from the DL, and it was more of the same from Thor. He allowed just one run over five innings, this time going 84 pitches. The Yanks collected a few hits, but all eight were singles and he worked his way out of jams. Trainers and Callaway did come out in the fifth to check on Syndergaard after he looked at his fingers, but everything seemed copasetic. Another good outing where Syndergaard left healthy.
2) Yoenis Cespedes made his return to the lineup, and did it in style with a solo homer in his second at-bat. Cespedes hit a moonshot that struck the left-field foul pole to make it a 4-0 game. In the end, he finished the day 2-for-4, and more importantly, left the game healthy as well.
3) Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman pitched the final four innings, and though they both let up two earned runs, they managed to get out of big spots to secure the win. Gsellman recorded his second career six-out save, with his first coming earlier this season.
4) Jeurys Familia did not pitch the ninth despite a one-run lead, as Callaway was informed the Mets were nearing a trade with their closer.
5) Mets pitchers left 14 Yankees runners on base, which tied a season-high for the Bombers. They also kept them to 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
The Subway Series starts back up Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Steven Matz will face off against Sonny Gray.