Todd Frazier Jose Reyes
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By coming up with two runs to the Yankees none, yes, it has actually happened: the New York Mets have won a baseball game.

  • New York Mets 2 (28-34)
  • New York Yankees 0 (42-19)
  • MLB, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, New York

Some folks prayed it would happen on Friday. Some folks decided to come to peace that it wouldn’t happen until at least the Subway Series was over. Others had already come to peace that it would never happen … ever again.

The New York Mets actually winning a baseball game seemed as hopeless as the NBA showcasing another team not named the Cavs or Warriors in the finals. But that’s why they play the game.

Those Amazins stunned the mighty Bronx Bombers on Sunday night by the old-school final of 2-0, winning their first game in the last nine tries (eight straight losses). In addition, the club had only won three of its last 15 heading into Sunday night’s matchup.

This club hasn’t been just bad. It hasn’t been simply embarrassing. It’s been historically awful, especially due to the fact the eight-game losing streak came at home.

On Sunday night, it was a combined pitching gem that helped Mickey Callaway’s team out of this funk.

Seth Lugo received the start for the injured Noah Syndergaard and pitched wonderfully. He allowed no runs on just two hits while striking out eight Yankees in six innings. Robert Gsellman pitched in relief and also put up a sparkling stat-line of no runs on one hit in two innings. Anthony Swarzak picked up the save, his first as a Met, in replacing the injured Jeurys Familia.

Speaking of injuries, add another to the pile. Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave the game after two at-bats with a tight hamstring. The much-discussed Jose Reyes filled in and chipped in with a hit and a run, scoring on the only offensive play of the night: Todd Frazier’s two-run shot in the fifth inning off Luis Severino.

The pitchers’ duel ended the first leg of the 2018 Subway Series, 2-1 in favor of the AL squad. Both teams will take Monday off before the Yankees return home to welcome in the NL Washington Nationals and the Mets head to Atlanta to take on the upstart Braves on Tuesday night.

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