— New York Mets (@Mets) June 11, 2018
The Yankees are used to seeing Todd Frazier help them, now he’s becoming a Yankee killer for the New York Mets.
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) June 11, 2018
The home run came with the Yankees and Mets both looking for runs. Severino and Seth Lugo had shut down both lineups, so the team that scored the first run tonight was going to be huge.
Following a Jose Reyes two-out single, Frazier took a two-strike pitch deep to left for the 2-0 lead.
Frazier had already burned Severino early in the contest. He had reached on a single and then promptly stole second on the next pitch. Perhaps playing the 24-year-old has given Frazier some tricks to use out in the game.
With the Mets struggling mightily the last few weeks, they’ve waited for the bat of Frazier to return and produce like he did for the Yankees a year ago. He’s doing just that, hitting his second home run in as many days.
The home run was the only damage that the Mets were able to get off of Severino, who only lasted five innings. For the Mets, Lugo absolutely dominated the Yankee lineup making the Frazier home run even more important.
Frazier has been receiving a ton of love the last couple of days from both the FOX and ESPN broadcast, so naturally, he has to go deep to make them look good.
The Mets are currently up 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, just nine outs away from breaking their eight-game losing streak.
Now the real question becomes whether or not the Mets’ bullpen can hold this lead. Met fans are praying they can.