The Mets suffered their seventh straight loss as the Yankees took the first game in the Subway Series, 4-1, at Citi Field.
Things you should know about today's game...
1) Brandon Nimmo got the Mets on the board first with a leadoff homer in his first at-bat. It was his fourth homer in the last eight games.
2) Jacob deGrom looked like his dominant self throughout the game. His command was there and he was extremely efficient as he worked through the potent Yankees offense. In the sixth, though Adrian Gonzalez made an error on a Masahiro Tanaka groundball. It came back to haunt him after Aaron Judge hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth to tie the game at one.
3) Though the sixth-inning run was unearned, deGrom did allow a two-run homer to Brett Gardner in the top of the eighth to break the tie. It was only the fourth homer deGrom has allowed all season. Overall, he finished his night allowing three runs, two earned on four hits while striking out eight and walking two over eight innings.
4) The Mets' offense was silent after Nimmo's homer. Only three hits were collected for the rest of the game. The only other threat came in the bottom of the ninth with Aroldis Chapman on the mound. With runners on first and second, Todd Frazier laced a grounder to third. However, Miguel Andujar made a nice play to get a force out. Jay Bruce would pop out with runners on the corner to end the ballgame.
News and Notes...
The Mets are 1-4 in interleague play this season.
The Mets have been held to one run or fewer in five straight games, which is tied for the longest streak in franchise history. They have scored only three runs in the last 51 innings.
Nimmo's homer in the first was his first career leadoff home run. Five of his eight homers this season have given the Mets a lead or tied the game.
The Mets (27-33) continue their series with the Yankees (41-18) on Saturday night at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Steven Matz (3.42 ERA/5.11 FIP, 1.23 WHIP) looks to bounce back after a loss to the Cubs in his last start. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking two over seven innings of work.
Domingo German (5.44 ERA/4.40 FIP, 1.33 WHIP) who has yet to see a win in a start this season. He lost his last start to the Tigers after allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking two over 6.2 innings.