On Monday night in the Bronx, the Mets fought back late to defeat the Yankees in the opener of this year’s Subway Series.
Bartolo Colon loaded the bases in the second inning with no one out, and appeared as if he might escape the jam. However, with two outs, he served up a grand slam to Brett Gardner that made it 4-1 Yankees.
The Mets chipped away in the fifth, when Travis d’Arnaud lifted a solo shot to right field to cut the lead to 4-2.
In the sixth, the Mets tied it up 4-4 when Curtis Gradnerson lined a two-run homer to right-center.
Bartolo Colon gave the lead back in the bottom of the sixth. Yangervis Solarte singled to make it 5-4 Yankees, and Chris Young followed by playing what was a catchable ball into a run scoring triple that made it 6-4. After Colon departed the game, Travis d’Arnaud uncorked a wild throw to second base on a steal attempt that allowed the Yankees to plate their seventh run and make it 7-4.
The Mets fought back in the seventh, cutting the Yankees lead to 7-6 on a two-run homer off the bat of Eric Young, Jr.
With runners on first and third and Kyle Farnsworth failing to locate in the bottom of the ninth, Lucas Duda made a spectacular diving play to start a game-ending 3-6-3 double play and secure the victory.
- Bartolo Colon got the start for the Mets and struggled. In 5.2 innings of work, Colon allowed seven runs on 11 hits, walked none, and struck out four. His ERA climbed to 5.84.
- Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer and went 2-5 overall.
- Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run homer in the ninth.
- Eric Young, Jr. went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI.
- Chris Young hit a two-run homer and went 2 for 4 overall.
- Lucas Duda went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
- Jenrry Mejia made his 2014 bullpen debut, and tossed 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two.