NYY 5, NY Mets 4

June 10, 2012 – 6:19 pm

You know things are starting to go your way when the really ugly games start falling your way. When the Yankees weren’t trying to beat themselves with Swisher’s WTF-are-you-thinking bunt attempt in the second and Soriano’s playing-with-fire-will-inevitably-get-you-burned blown save in the ninth, the Mets were trying to give them the game with unearned runs in both the 7th and 8th innings. And was I the only one that noticed that Russell Martin came dangerously close to pulling a Kendry Morales after he hit the walk-off home run? I guess it’s been so long since the Yankees actually had a walk-off win that they totally forgot that type of home plate celebration is no longer done for obvious reasons.

But amid all the ugliness there was Andy Pettitte delivering yet another quality start. And we also got to witness Andy for the first time this year in all-out “Battle Cat” mode. In the second inning, with three runs already in and the bases loaded (in no small part due to a Robinson Cano error) and only one out, the Mets were on the verge of putting this one away early. But just like Batman, Battle Cat showed up and struck out Jason Bay and David Wright to end the inning. Pettitte then set the side down in order for the next four innings, striking out five in the process, and thus keeping the Yankees in the game for all the late inning ugliness that somehow ended up in a W. You gotta love Pettitte!

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Mets 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 2 11 3
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 12 1 7 1
WP: B. Logan (1-0)   LP: J. Rauch (3-6)
QS: NYY – A. Pettitte (6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 0 HR)
QS: NYM – J. Niese (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR)
HR: NYY – R. Martin (2), NYM– None
LOB: NYY 6, NYM 6   RISP: NYY 3-for-11, NYM 3-for-10

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