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Yankees Drop Their Third Consecutive Game to the Mets

Harrison Bader playing with the New York Yankees in the past.

The New York Mets have handed the Yankees their fourth consecutive series loss in a blowout 11-2 win Wednesday night.

The last two months of the season were very fun for the New York Yankees, who seemed to be on a roll early on. Right now, it’s not looking that good for the team at the moment. They have loss four straight series and are 2-8 in their last 10 games. Opposing teams are exposing the Yankees true weaknesses, which has to explain their struggles. Other reasons for their rough stretch are due to decimating injuries that are on the rise and lack of productions from players outside of OF Juan Soto and OF Aaron Judge.

Gerrit Cole Rocked Hard in Second Start of the Season

This series opener features two pitchers that are two aces for their respective teams. Going up for the Yankees was RHP Gerrit Cole. Unfortunately for the Yanks, his struggles against the New York Mets continued on Tuesday. Entering that game, he had a record of 2-3 along with an ERA of 5.89. His ERA did ultimately rise more thanks to the runs he surrendered to this red-hot Mets team and now sits at 6.64 for his career. His early troubles began in the first inning. After serving up three walks in the first inning, Cole gave up a two-out RBI single to RF Tyrone Taylor making it 1-0 Mets.

The Mets were not done doing damage to Cole. They went deep on jacks in three batters, coming from 3B Mark Vientos and former Yankees OF Harrison Bader to make it 3-0. The Mets would not add more runs until the fourth inning. Cole gave up two more homers coming from Mark Vientos (again) and OF Brandon Nimmo to extend the Mets lead. Gerrit was pretty done after getting the final out that inning. The worst part about the outing is that it marks the second time in his career that he has not record a strikeout and has given up four home runs.

As for the Yankees offense, the bats were cold until the fifth inning. The team wouldn’t score their first run of the night until Juan Soto delivered a solo home run to cut the Mets lead. The Mets would ultimately respond back in the bottom of the inning. They answered back with three runs. The three runs came from a Gleyber Torres fielding error, a J.D. Martinez RBI double, and a sac fly, making it 9-1 Mets.

The Yanks would add another run in on the seventh inning on an RBI double from Aaron Judge. They would not make things interesting until the eighth inning. After C Austin Wells’ RBI single, they loaded the bases a few moments later. With the bases loaded, Aaron Judge would launch a grand slam to cut the Mets lead within two. Unfortunately, the Yanks late rally was not enough to come back into the game. They were shut down the following inning.

Luis Gil Continues to Struggle

The last couple of starts have not been very good to RHP Luis Gil. After starting the season hot, he has somehow been struggling in his last two starts now. His ERA has been skyrocketing as a result of his struggles. At least this recent start was not nearly as bad compared to his last rough start against the Baltimore Orioles. The big blow of the game for Gil would not begin until the bottom of the third inning. After allowing two batters to reach safely, Gil served up a bloop single to J.D Martinez, driving in SS Francisco Lindor to score. Mets weren’t done just yet. A few moments later, they added two more in the inning on a two-run homer from C Francisco Alvarez making it 3-0.

Gil only got through 4 1/3 innings thanks to a long-waited rain delay. He was replaced by LHP Caleb Ferguson in the bottom of the fifth. Alvarez would drive in another run in the bottom of the fifth to keep doing damage towards the Yankees’ pitching. The Mets would add another run in on a bases loaded walk to make it 5-0. They would score two more runs on sac fly by 2B Jeff McNeil followed by an RBI double by Harrison Bader to make it 7-0.

Similar to the previous game, the Yankees’ offense did not get going until the late innings. Aaron Judge would put the team on the board in the sixth inning with a two-run tater to make it 7-2 Mets. The Mets would answer back with three in the inning on a three-run bomb from Tyrone Taylor. They recorded their final run of the night in the next inning. It came from one swing of the bat from Harrison Bader, who has now homered on back-to-back nights.

The Yankees next face the Toronto Blue Jays, while the Mets take on the Houston Astros.

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