Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius Power New York Yankees Past New York Mets 5-3 (Highlights) 2
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees rounds second after he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning as Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets looks on during interleague play on August 16, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Game Three of the home-and-home series between the New York Mets and New York Yankees was a seesaw affair, but Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius stole the show.

Aaron Judge struck out, becoming the first player in MLB history to whiff in 34 consecutive games. But he also sent a baseball into orbit.

The ball landed into the second level of the third deck in left field — 457 feet of power —which gave the Citi Field faithful something worth their price of admission.

While Judge’s mammoth blast off of Robert Gsellman was the highlight of the night, it was Didi Gregorius’ two-run double in the seventh inning that not only gave the Yankees the lead but also turned into the eventual game winning hit.

The Mets opened the scoring in the bottom of the first, as Juan Lagares led things off with a double off of Jaime Garcia. Two batters later, Yoenis Cespedes lofted a fly ball to left field, scoring the speedy Lagares from third base, who beat Aaron Hicks‘ throw with ease.

A Garrett Cooper groundout scored Chase Headley from third in the top of the second to tie things up. But Judge’s moon shot gave the Yanks a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth.

Mets backup catcher Rene Rivera—who got the start as regular backstop Travis d’Arnaud was playing third base due to injuries—tied things with a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth.d’Arnaud would tie things up in the bottom

 

The teams would trade sac flies in the sixth inning. Headley scored Judge in the top of the frame, while d’Arnaud scored Cespedes. Tied at three heading into the seventh, that’s when Sir Didi struck, essentially putting the game out of reach for the Mets.

Adam Warren and Robertson tossed three innings of scoreless relief for the Yankees, striking out five of the nine batters they faced.

The Yankees now lead the Mets 65-46 in Subway Series games.

WHAT’S NEXT?

In the conclusion of the series Thursday night, the Yankees will send ace Luis Severino (9-5, 3.32 ERA) to the mound, while the Mets counter with Steven Matz (2-6, 5.54 ERA).

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and will be telecasted on the YES Network and broadcasted on WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM.

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