The only thing on the mind of baseball fans, was who was going to win the rubber series, the Mets or the Yankees. In the first 6 innings, it seemed like the Mets were going to be the contenders of that scoring 3 runs (one unearned) against Ivan Nova. Nova hadn’t had the greatest control like his last start where he only gave up one run, but he kept the Yankees in the game. Unfortunately, Nova earned a no decision for being pulled a little too early in the game in favor of Luis Ayala (1-0).
The Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey (3-4) had the Yankees off balance besides a Curtis Granderson home run through the first six, which included Jorge Posada being gunned down at second, Brett Gardner being called out on strikes (and unusually vocal towards the umpire) and Posada called out on strikes and firing away towards the umpire before Girardi came and saved him from being ejected.
Going into the seventh inning, the Yankees had only one plan, just get 2 runs. The Yankees rallied for 8 runs in the inning, starting off with a single off the bat of the red-hot hitting Gardner, a single by Chris Dickerson, a hit batsmen by Fransisco Cervelli, and RBI double off Derek Jeter, a SAC bunt by Granderson, an intentional walk by Teixeira, an RBI single off A-Rod, an RBI single for Robinson Cano, a double by Brett Gardner plating two, and a soft fly ball by Chris Dickerson to overcome the Mets 9-3.
Note: Derek Jeter had 2 hits today which brings his total to 25 to 3,000; Alex Rodriguez had a 4 for 5 night making it the second time this season that A-Rod has had 4 hits in a ball game,.