Within the past month, the Yankees have won 13 games in a row, but have also endured four and seven consecutive losses. Mets started in 1st place in August and ended in 3rd place. From the playoffs photos, I apologize for some of the stars blinking their thumbs down gestures to their fans.
The coherent, star-crossing season of both teams ended this weekend with the first Subway Series on September 11th, the anniversary of the attack. The game began on Saturday with a heartfelt ceremony to honor the victims on Saturday’s 20th anniversary. Meanwhile, players from both teams were mixed in with the national anthem foul line and wore hats honoring first responder agencies such as the New York Fire Department and New York. Police station. The team then ran a nearly four-hour round-trip contest, with the Yankees winning 8-7, stopping the week without a win.
The roller coaster in the game was suitable for how the seasons of both teams progressed.
“I think every day is the beginning of a streak,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “I believe in this team. I believe in this group. It wasn’t clean. It’s sometimes ugly. But when we’re doing our best, this group is our ability. I don’t think I’ll lose confidence in it. “
According to Fangraph, the Mets’ post-season chances have dropped to just 4.3%, but the Yankees, who are fighting for the American League’s wildcard spot, need to win Saturday as their major rivals also made a comeback. I was saying.
But for the New York team, Saturday had a cross-season sentiment. The bipartisan sympathetic, sold-out crowd repeatedly voiced the “Let’s go to the Mets” and “Let’s go to the Yankees” call-and-answer chants, all participating in the “USA, USA!” Chorus. ..
“This was for the city,” said Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. He returned home twice and made a diving catch nine times.
“This was for Yankees fans. It was for everyone affected on this day,” he said. “This was more than just a baseball game tonight. It was an honor to be there and to represent New York in the field. It’s hard to explain. I grew up in California. But my heart and soul are in New York. “
Summoning what the spirit of victory has come to is appropriate and beginning for the Yankees. Losing to Toronto on Thursday night restricted what Boone called a “horrible homestand” and lost four times to the hard-charged Blue Jays. Infielder DJ LeMahieu, who lost to Mets on Friday to reach seven games (Yankees’ worst winning streak in 25 years), admitted that the Yankees were “beyond frustration” and called his club. It was considered “the most winning team in the league”.
But on Saturday, a team that had dominated the majors long ago appeared.
The Yankees hit three home runs in the second inning of the Mets starter Taijuan Walker, and the judge hit the second in the eighth inning to draw the game. And their savage strength was complemented by a small hustle and bustle on the winning run (one of eight unplated on a long ball), thanks to hard slides and false throws. Pinch hitter Luke Voit seemed destined for a double play at the end of the inning, but Mets second baseman Javier Baez sailed a wide pivot throw on first base and pinch runner Andrew Velazquez fled home.
“You can still try hard and challenge, and he absolutely influenced the play and made a difference,” Boone said. “It was nice to see the runner’s play, the hustle’s play, really benefiting us there.”
The Yankees rally ended what seemed like a victory in Mets’ long-standing story, thanks to a home run with an unmistakable echo. Hall of Fame Mike Piazza fired a two-run moonshot on September 21, 2001, helping Mets win the first major sporting event in New York City after the September 11 attack. .. The franchise’s new starting catcher, James McCann, will slug a two-run home run to take a late lead on Saturday. McCann also hit a double and a third.
“The men showed resilience and fought again,” said Mets coach Luis Rojas, showing that the men didn’t give up all year long, even though they started playing against Walker. “
However, Mets was unable to maintain the lead and relief Trevor May allowed three runs as the team wasted a 7-5 lead. Due to the defeat, Mets played four games from the second wildcard spot. The eighth defeat of the season, which preempted the seventh inning.
Saturday’s victory helped the Yankees avoid lagging behind Toronto in their wildcard race, but the Blue Jays won both doubleheader games with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, second. I was drawn into the virtual tie of the wildcard spot of. There are many issues to be addressed.
The Yankees were practicing with an infielder more than three hours before Saturday’s opening ceremony. It was a necessary slogan because he had a very sloppy look as he lost to Mets 10-3 on Friday. In the first inning, the Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was undergoing a relay throw with the Mets’ Jonathan Villar still about 20 feet away from the home plate. Still, Sanchez only made a tentative high-tag attempt against Biller. The biller never slowed down and slipped safely. As for the whole game on Friday, Boone tagged it as “poor performance, duration”.
Some players talked at the team meeting and reminded them of the potential of the team. “We are the same team that won 13 straight wins a few weeks ago,” said outfielder Brett Gardner, who hit a single at home on Saturday night.
Already fighting three-fifths of the rotation injuries — Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon and Domingo German are all out — the Yankees haven’t been able to gain depth from the patchwork starter set recently. Exacerbates the challenges of. Corey Kluber ended on Saturday after four innings of four runballs. This is the sixth time in the last eight games that the team’s starting pitcher has failed to complete five innings.
Saturday was the first of those contests they won, but Stretch left the Yankees wondering how to keep this pace for the last 20 games of the season. After the victory, Boone admitted that he still didn’t know who would start Sunday night. He also used all but two fielders on Saturday.
“It was one of the things we needed everyone and used almost everyone,” he said.