Saturday, July 2, 2011

Colon, Nunez Dominate Mets

A little after 4 p.m. on Saturday Bartolo Colon picked up right where he left off when he injured his hamstring on June 11. Colon improved to 6-3 with six shutout innings in the Yankees 5-2 win over the Mets. It was the Yankees seventh straight victory and clinched their seventh straight series victory. Colon scattered five hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out six.

Eduardo Nunez continued his red hot hitting with three hits (seven in the last two innings), including his first Major League home run. Mets starter Dillon Gee was solid through five innings, but ran into the Yankees hot bats in the 6th.

Gee retired Brett Gardner to start the 6th, but Curtis Granderson homered for the first time since June 14 (#22) to break the scoreless tie. Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez followed with singles and Robinson Cano brought them home with a two-run triple into the right field corner. Nick Swisher's sac fly made it a 4-0 game.

The Mets offense got humstrung both figuratively and literally when Jose Reyes had to leave the game with a tweaked hamstring. The injury occurred in the first inning as Reyes raced to first base with a single. The Mets posed no threat to Colon until the 5th inning when they loaded the bases with one out on singles by Jason Bay, Lucas Duda, and Josh Thole. But pitcher Dillon Gee bounced a ball to Alex Rodriguez, who stepped on third and threw across the diamond for an easy inning ending double play.

Nunez's first blast came off of Tim Byrdak in the 9th and he was greeted in the dugout by the silent treatment. He laughed about it afterwards with Fox's Ken Rosenthal.

The Mets finally broke through in the 9th with a pair of runs off of Sergio Mitre in the 9th.

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