Michael Conforto
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The New York Mets, led by Michael Conforto, hold on against the mighty Yankees by the final of 7-5 at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.

When a comfortable 6-1 lead is cut to 6-5 against this 2018 home-run hitting New York Yankees team whose comeback ability is as tremendous as anything we’ve seen in recent memory, doubt absolutely creeps within one’s mind.

This is especially the case if that team is the New York Mets.

In a shocking twist of faith, the Mets overcame the Bombers four-straight runs to come away with the 7-5 win in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. Michael Conforto’s sac-fly in the top of the ninth inning that brought home Asdrubal Cabrera was the cushion Robert Gsellman needed to close it out.


Conforto, 25, did much more than simply knock in the team’s last run. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a run scored and three runs batted in.

The team’s only home run came courtesy of the man who’s been rotting on the shelf for two months, Yoenis Cespedes. Yo golfed one to short-left field to extend the Mets lead from 3-1 to 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Devin Mesoraco represent the other two Mets to collect two hits.

Noah Syndergaard picked up his sixth win of the season, good enough to be tied for first on the club (Gsellman) in the category. Pitching just five innings (84 pitches), Thor relented just one run on eight hits (all singles) including four strikeouts. It was evident the power righty could travel deeper in the game. The Mets continue to take the incredibly cautious approach.

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In relief, Seth Lugo gave up two earned runs in two innings and Robert Gsellman surrendered two unearned runs in his two innings of work, but the latter also collected his fifth save of the season.

An all-or-nothing approach for the Bombers turned up “nothing” on this night. Despite finishing with more hits than the Mets (14-10), only one man can claim his as an extra-base knock (Neil Walker who smacked a two-run double late).

Yankee starting pitcher Domingo German simply didn’t have it. In giving up four runs on five hits while striking out just three, Aaron Boone pulled the young righty after just 3.2 innings of work.

Game 2 of the second Subway Series of 2018 comes your way at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon from the Bronx. Sonny Gray will match up against lefty Steven Matz.

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