1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Robinson Cano 2B
3. Travis Hafner DH
4. Lyle Overbay 1B
5. Brennan Boesch RF
6. Ichiro Suzuki LF
7. Jayson Nix 3B
8. Reid Brignac SS
9. Chris Stewart C
David Phelps RHP
1. Ruben Tejada SS
2. Daniel Murphy 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Lucas Duda DH
5. John Buck C
6. Rick Ankiel CF
7. Marlon Byrd RF
8. Ike Davis 1B
9. Mike Baxter LF
Jeremy Hefner RHP
Umpires: Bill Welke HP, Adrian Johnson 1B, Fieldin Culbreth 2B, Brian O’Nora 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: Partly cloudy, comfortable
Streaking: The Yankees are on their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Mets are on their second three-game winning streak.
Update, 7:10: Two batters in, and the Mets are up 1-0. Tejada, apparently under threat to wake up or be sent to Vegas (Ike Davis, too) breaks 0-for-12 skid with leadoff single and Murphy drives RBI double to right-center.
Update, 7:17: Buck RBI single, 2-0. This is like an offensive explosion for this team.
Update, 7:23: Nix error at third, 3-0. Claiborne warming up.
Update, 7:25: Ike Davis two-run single. Phelps KO’d after one-third of an inning, 5-0 Mets. Claiborne comes on.
Update, 7:46: Hefner gives up a broken-bat single to Cano in the first and that’s it. The Mets are 0-9 in Hefner’s starts, 0-10 in games in which he has appeared.
Update, 7:52: Claiborne good as usual so far, five up, five down.
Update, 8:05: Stewart goes down looking to strand runners at the corners, 5-0 after two. Adam Warren is on.
Update, 8:13: Byrd solo homer, 6-0 Mets after 2 1/2.
Update, 8:17: 1-2-3 third for Hefner.
Update, 8:30: Mets up 8-0 on Duda’s two-run double in the fourth.
Update, 8:39: Boesch HR No. 3, 8-1.
Update, 8:43: Nova on for the fifth.
Update, 8:52: Nova strands two. Wonder who will go to make room for Pettitte. Nova? Warren?
Update, 9:00: 1-2-3 fifth for Hefner, one run, five hits for the Yankees so far.
Update, 9:04: Nova has a good inning, 1-2-3, vs. Murphy, Wright and Duda.
Update, 9:11: Single, double, infield hit, 8-2. Hawkins warming for the Mets.
Update, 9:13: Ichiro pops out. Rice joins Hawkins in bullpen.
Update, 9:15: Nix RBI single, 8-3.
Update, 9:24: Three scoreless innings for Nova.
Update, 9:27: Hefner is done, Scott Rice is on for the seventh.
Update, 9:35: Rice was sharp, three up, three down.
Update, 9:43: Four scoreless for Nova. Something positive is coming out of this game.
Update, 9:46: Hawkins comes on with Ichiro at second and two outs in the eighth. Attendance: 43,681.
Update, 9:51: Nix grounds out after a bobble by the shaky Tejada.
Update, 10:20: Yankees lose 9-4.