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Murphy the victim, then the hero as Mets edge Yankees

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on May 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

New York Yankees v New York Mets

Brett Gardner left Daniel Murphy to shake his head in the sixth when he robbed the Met second baseman of a two-run homer. Murphy found his revenge against the Yankees in the eighth when he lined a two-out RBI single to center off David Robertson. The Mets won the Subway Series opener 2-1.

The Yankees led 1-0 into the seventh when Citi Field was no longer so kind to Phil Hughes. The right-hander served up a long game-tying home run to David Wright, who provided the only run off Hughes. Hughes and Mets starter Jon Niese each pitched seven innings of one-run ball. The Yankees threatened in the ninth, but Travis Hafner popped out against Mets closer Bobby Parnell with one on to end it. The Yankees had won nine of their previous 11 against the Mets.

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96 Responses to “Murphy the victim, then the hero as Mets edge Yankees”

  1. Yogi Mantle May 27th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    You just knew Hughes would give up a HR. The biggest issue was the offense being offensive. And Robertson was terrible tonight.

  2. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    this is what happens when i watch full games. doomed to failure.

  3. Captain Clutch May 27th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Romine should catch everyday. Stewart’s defense is really bad. Too many balls get by him and there is no excuse for being sloppy and closing the glove before the ball there. If he could hit a little bit fine but there is no reason to put up with that kind of defense.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Stewart has been injured and probably still is. Based on that I would rather have Romine back there. We don’t need Stewart playing hurt.

  5. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Yanks at +120 with Kuroda on the mound tomorrow night, I’ll take it.

  6. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Always depressing losing a game in the Subway Series, especially to such an awful team as the 2013 Mets, but always a possibility given our lack of offense. Niese isn’t a bad pitcher; he’s just been short of confidence. Good job by Hughes. Awful job by DRob and the lineup.

    Expect another one-run game tomorrow. Question is can we get one off Harvey?

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Hey, that’s my electrocuted cat reference. See picture of DRob above!

    :)

  8. Captain Clutch May 27th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Also why isn’t Ichiro even trying to steal 2nd base? I wouldn’t be surprised if Boesch got a lot of playing time in RF. Ichiro has been dreadful and doesn’t even use his legs anymore.

  9. Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    this was a pathetic lost to a pathetic team.

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    bruceb – of course we can get one off Harvey. And even a blind squirrel can find a nut. Big deal, so the Mets won the game.

    Be grateful that your team has been a first place and not a third-place team.

    On any given day, any major league team can win a game.

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    DRob was definitely not himself tonight.

    Just put this one in the rear-view mirror gang. Some nights will be stinkers. It happens.

    Tomorrow is a new day.

    GO YANKS!!!

    And good night all.

    :)

  12. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Have you seen Harvey pitch, Trish? Kid is the real deal. Only advantage for us is he’s right-handed so we can at least DH Pronk. I picked this team to win 86 games this season and I’ll still be surprised if we do much better. But I still DETEST losing to the Mets who, by the way, are something like 3-11 in their last 14 home games.

  13. Triple Short of a Cycle May 27th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    and the moronic Met fans are acting like this is the world series. Remember when people on this blog were rooting for the Mets?

  14. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    There will be no DH tomorrow night, bruce, alas.

  15. fantasygame101 May 27th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    why not pinch hit for hughes (robbed hr) with 2 on? we have backup to the backups so hughes could hit better. Why not lefty against lefty coming up? no lefty reliever you can trust.

  16. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I think it would have been beneficial to Hughes if he was allowed to go back out for the 8th. And finish strong. Especially since his next start is against Boston.

  17. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    The yanks need their offensive players back, that’s the issue here. Robertson will have a off night time to time like tonight. This hitting is a everyday occurrence. Yes we’ve had some heroics, but it will be hard to sustain success over the summer with this lineup. They need youk, tex, jeter arod and Grandy, or at least 3 of those players.

  18. Sir Harden Thick May 27th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Yankees have NO .300 hitters in lineup now.
    And that won’t change when Granderson, Tex, Youk, Nunez come back

  19. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Good point Nick. Getting ahead of myself. Well that’s likely another loss then.

  20. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    See ya Nick.

    I will leave you with the real “predisposed” crowd. :D

  21. Sir Harden Thick May 27th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Anyone see the Cardinals have lost 2 series this year, and it is almost June.
    They let there best franchise hitter walk, and still look at them.

  22. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    They need power and RBI production in the lineup. What does having a .300 hitter have to do with anything with not scoring runs.

  23. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Goodnight, Tar. I may join the pretentious Asian noodle soup crowd soon. Still early enough out here to let this loss annoy me for hours before bedtime. :mad:

  24. fantasygame101 May 27th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    this team needs better ss, c and another of. Would be nice if there will be a logan’s replacement. Add an adviser for cc.

  25. Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    meanwhile…. lohud Mets blog is alive with frantic Mets posts!

  26. Ghostwriter May 27th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Tough loss. It should make Randy and the rest of the naysayers happy; they love wallowing in misery. I like our chances tomorrow against Harvey…

  27. Captain Clutch May 27th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    They need Cano to be Cano. It’s really hard on this lineup right now without a real middle of the order. Wells has been struggling recently and Cano has been really inconsistent all year so far. Something about him just doesn’t seem right. It’s like he is in his own world most of the time just going through the motions.

  28. Triple Short of a Cycle May 27th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I like our chances tomorrow against Harvey…

    —————————–

    Why?

  29. Ghostwriter May 27th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    meanwhile…. lohud Mets blog is alive with frantic Mets posts!

    The Yanks were flat tonight; the Mets still suck.

  30. j9d May 27th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    The Mets should go ahead and crow about beating the Yankees replacement team. Sort of embarrassing for them to be so over the top post game.

  31. Ghostwriter May 27th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle May 27th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I like our chances tomorrow against Harvey…

    —————————–

    Why?
    ==

    Kuroda. And Harvey can be had.

  32. Nilsson May 27th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I thought Hughes pitched well tonight. Even the HR pitch to Wright was in the inner third of the zone, trying to bust it on his hands. Wright can beat a lot of very good and excellent pitchers too. He’s good.

    DRob just had an off night.

    Hopefully, the offense can avert a perfect game from Harvey tomorrow. Maybe scratch a run late and get Mo in the game.

  33. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t want Hughes to leave the Yankees but if he is there are 2 teams I would like to see him with. The Dodgers to help Mattingly if he’s still manager or the Mets.

  34. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle May 27th, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    and the moronic Met fans are acting like this is the world series. Remember when people on this blog were rooting for the Mets?

    ————————-

    I never understood that

  35. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    And Harvey can be had.

    The most runs he has given up this year is 4, once. He is tough not sure ‘he can be had’ as easily as you think :) I mean, in that case any pitcher can be had!

  36. Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I was joking about the Mets blog, which i had discovered it two days ago… no one ever comment on it.

    anywho, I hate losing to the Mets more than the Sux sometimes. Old George would probably have Joe G committing Seppuku when he is done with post game.

  37. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    j9d May 27th, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    The Mets should go ahead and crow about beating the Yankees replacement team. Sort of embarrassing for them to be so over the top post game.

    ———————–

    I didn’t see that what were they saying or did they do something?

  38. Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    The Mets does sux, but so is Yanks lineup right now in inter-league play. Not having Hafner just takes that much out of this lineup.

  39. j9d May 27th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I was responding to above comment about frenetic posts on Mets Lohud blog.

  40. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I would rather have a .300 hitter. Most of the guys coming up are .250 hitters who either homer or strikeout.

  41. j9d May 27th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I should have said Mets fans, not Mets.

  42. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Kuroda just has to match zeroes until we get to their bullpen.

  43. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    “I never understood that”

    Didn’t you ask them? Two of your best pals on here were the ones rooting for Santana to get the no-hitter that night, if that’s what you folks are talking about.

  44. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    There was a start 3 starts ago where Harvey went 5.1 and threw 122 pitches. Hopefully that Harvey shows up tomorrow. I thought that game would hurt him his next start but I think he threw 8 shutout innings. I think he was going for a no hitter that game.

  45. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Best pals??

  46. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    The Mets blog is kind of like what the Lower East Side was like when I was a kid: strange and not someplace anyone is supposed to go unless you want to step over the strewn-out bodies of strung-out junkies.

    Or maybe it’s not like that. I don’t go.

  47. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    “Best pals??”

    Yes. Think Mr. P and yf.

  48. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I thought Trisha wanted him to get the no hitter

  49. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Mr. Prufrock and yankeefeminista — among others — wanted him to get the no-hitter and I think were pretty dismissive about those who were rooting against it here.

    Not trying to cause you cognitive dissonance, but that’s how I remember it.

  50. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Been hearing it from my Mets “friends” for the last hour. You’d think they were 10 games over rather than 10 games under. I would love it – just love it – if we could hand Harvey his first loss tomorrow (but I won’t be putting any money on it).

  51. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Not going to win man games when scoring a single run despite 9 hits.

    Hope for a better night tomorrow. Still, Gardner’s tremendous catch and Hughes’ solid outing at least made this an interesting game to watch.

  52. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    bruce, I am going to be putting some money on it. Like I said before, I like getting Kuroda at plus money, even against a tough pitcher.

    I will not be betting my kidney on this one, however.

  53. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Nick, you better keep your fingers crossed Kuroda gets through the first inning unscathed. That’s been his Achilles heel lately.

  54. j9d May 27th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Cashmoney I missed the irony in your comment completely. I just figured Mets had a lively blog as well being a NY team. I will have to visit there tomorrow to virtually step over the dead bobbies Nick mentioned. Much safe that way! ;)

  55. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I hope he gets through all the innings unscathed while Harvey gets scathed all over the yard.

  56. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Other when they play the Yankees I like the Mets. If it wasn’t for Mattingly I would most likely be a Mets fan. Since my first memories of baseball was the 86 playoffs. They’re the only other New York team I like. Don’t like the Jets, Islanders, and now Nets.

  57. yankeefeminista May 27th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I have never rooted for the Mets. I rooted for Santana to get the no hitter once he got close. That is all. Please don’t conflate the two. As for the Mets, they are a two bit club who I have no interest in. I am not even a fan of these little Subway Series.

    As for those who were “dismissive” of Hughes’ outing. He gave up one run; no spin is going to change that. It is a quality start. Unfortunately, DRob was a little off tonight, and the O just couldn’t get it done. But no reason Hiro can’t outduel Harvey.

  58. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    There you go, just as I said.

  59. Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    J9d, no worries, I thought was an optical illusion when i looked at the comment section then I did the only thing any rational human being would have, made a comment… it was like landing on the Moon, only it’s a small step for mankind in this case.

  60. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    It was 5 starts ago that Harvey threw 122 pitches in 5.1 and then the following start had a complete game 1 hitter.

  61. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Until Harvey gets past a team with Stewie/Romine in the lineup, can you say he’s really beaten anyone at all?

  62. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I was going to include Nix/Brignac in there too, but that might have been overkill.

  63. j9d May 27th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Cash I guess you were the tree that fell in the forest with all the great thinkers wondering if you actually made a sound.

  64. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Yankeefem, it’s just to set them up for if and when he has his next bad start so they can say “I told you so”

  65. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Van Gundy gets so indignant doing the color, it makes me laugh.

  66. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    “The Mets does sux, but so is Yanks lineup right now in inter-league play. Not having Hafner just takes that much out of this lineup.”

    It’s especially true v. LHP:

    .232 .307 .362 .670

    v. RHP:

    .255 .313 .438 .751

    Wells has to really SLG v. LHP to give them a chance, and Cano hasn’t hit LHP again this season:

    .230 .278 .419 .697

    and that’s a real concern.

  67. yankeefeminista May 27th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    id, that is their problem. There is a contingent here to actually semi-roots against Hughes. Just weird.

  68. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    There are all kinds of weird things people say in here, you almost have to wonder if it’s often just for effect.

  69. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    “There are all kinds of weird things people say in here, you almost have to wonder if it’s often just for effect.”

    Especially with the multiple user name types.

  70. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Is there a reason why they waited almost a month to operate on A-Rod? I thought they would want to fix it as soon as possible. He’d probably be back by mid June.

  71. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Them too. But not only them.

  72. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    “Is there a reason why they waited almost a month to operate on A-Rod?”

    Yes, there was pre-operation stuff that he had to do, supposedly to get his hip strengthened before they took to the knife. I think it was discussed on here at the time in some of Chad’s write-ups.

  73. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Yeah, it may seem paradoxical, but they reportedl did it to shorten his recovery.

  74. yankeefeminista May 27th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Right, Alex had to “prehab” to make sure he was strong before having the surgery. Good sign that he is taking BP and fielding some.

  75. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    D-Rob just had an off-day but it sure is going to be tough after this year to know that your closer could have a day like that. Stay forever Mo!

  76. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Okay. Even though it’s not the same surgery but sometimes wrestlers who suffer a leg injury in the ring get it done the next day. But I guess the hip is a different story.

  77. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I wonder if the media would forgive Mariano if he changed his mind? Or is he infallible like David Ortiz?

  78. Cashmoney May 27th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    no one is going to be like Mo, but I am not convince despite his stats that D rob can be elite closer, i guess we will see unless Yanks brings in a veteran.

  79. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I really hope they don’t burn assets on a closer, unless they are spending $230 again.

  80. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    And even then, I wouldn’t trade top prospects for one.

  81. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Harvey and will give up 3 homeruns tomorrow. The Yankees should probably see video of what the Reds did last week.

  82. pat May 27th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    “I would rather have a .300 hitter. Most of the guys coming up are .250 hitters who either homer or strikeout.”

    Homers seem very underappreciated around here sometimes. One could have been the difference in the game tonight.

  83. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Cash-

    I agree with all that. I think he’s the in-house option at this point (it isn’t going to Joba or an inexperienced guy like Montgomry). Maybe they do bring in a vet to at least push D-Rob.

  84. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Who would you take next year? Halladay or Santana? Santana probably won’t be ready until mid season though

  85. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I’d never trade anything good or sign a reliever to a long-term contract (excluding Rivera). Soriano did bail them out last year but the prospect of a 13 million dollar set-up would have been awful. They are way too inconsistent year to year.. just look at how Johnson and Rodney are faring this year after being 2 of the best in the game last year. I think the Yanks find their next closer internally (might take time though and obviously will be nowhere near Mo).

  86. Run it Out May 27th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Come on Hughes. Why can’t you pitch a 9 inning shut out? Lohud Trisha would love to keep the Phil Hughes experiment going but Hughes is giving up runs and he MUST be perfect to satisfy her.

  87. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Let’s see when Halladay comes back and what he’s got left.

  88. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:35 pm
    Who would you take next year? Halladay or Santana? Santana probably won’t be ready until mid season though
    —————————————————————————–

    I thought Johan was done for the year? Both guys have so many miles on them but I guess Halladay at this point..I think he has a better chance of getting his stuff back than Johan but neither is a good bet.

  89. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    pat May 27th, 2013 at 11:35 pm
    “I would rather have a .300 hitter. Most of the guys coming up are .250 hitters who either homer or strikeout.”

    Homers seem very underappreciated around here sometimes. One could have been the difference in the game tonight.
    ———

    I understand and I like the home run as much as the next guy. But a .300 hitter means more runners on base. Rather than just waiting for the 3 run home run which will most likely end up with a K.

  90. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    “Homers seem very underappreciated around here sometimes. One could have been the difference in the game tonight.”

    Same with a single by Stewart instead of hitting into a DP.

    It’s not about AVG. v. HR, it’s about what else does the player do. Does he walk, does he make good contact, is he feast or famine, can he hit situationally?

  91. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I meant for next year. As our new Kuroda/Petite/Garcia/Colon type

  92. Rich in NJ May 27th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Signing Kuroda is not like signing Garcia, Colon, or a Halladay or Santana coming off of surgery.

    When he was signed, he was a healthy, near-elite starter who happened to be aging.

  93. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I’d like to bring back Kuroda as our Kuroda type. :grin:

  94. Barry May 28th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I think we are in the process of a market correction. We don’t really want a scrappy team we want a great team…we might have it in the next month or so.

  95. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Hopefully the market doesn’t correct itself in the other direction. :arrow:

  96. Josh Thomson May 28th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    NEW POST — one that hopefully answers some of your questions.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....out-there/

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