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Game 53: Yankees vs. Mets

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YANKEES (30-22)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Brennan Boesch RF
David Adams 3B
Reid Brignac SS
Austin Romine C

LHP Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.93)
Nuno has never faced any of the Mets [2]

METS (21-29)
Justin Turner 1B
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
John Buck DH
Lucas Duda LF
Marlon Byrd RF
Anthony Recker C
Juan Lagares CF
Omar Quintanilla 2B

RHP Dillon Gee (2-6, 6.34)
Gee vs. Yankees [3]

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: What can I say? It’s been a gorgeous day, and it’s giving way to a gorgeous night.

UMPIRES: HP Adrian Johnson, 1B Fieldin Culbreth, 2B Brian O’Nora, 3B Bill Welke

SUBWAY ROOKIE: Vidal Nuno will make his Subway Series debut tonight. It will mark the 12th time a Yankees rookie will make a regular season start against the Mets. Yankees rookie starters making their Subway Series debut have gone 2-4 with a 5.52 ERA (44.0IP, 27ER) in nine starts, with the only two winning pitchers being Brandon Claussen (June 28, 2003 at Shea Stadium) and Tyler Clippard (May 20, 2007 at Shea Stadium).

GO GO GARDNER: Brett Gardner has scored one run in each of his past six games. That ties the second longest streak of his career behind an eight-game stretch from in 2010. He has also hit safely in his past six games, just the second time in his career Gardner has recorded at least one hit and one run in six straight games (also career-high eight in-a-row from April 30 through May 8, 2010).

SNAP THE STREAK: The Yankees have lost four straight games for the first time this season. According to Elias, it was the farthest into a season the Yankees had ever gone without losing more than three straight games since 1955.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: Well, Nuno was able to pitch around a leadoff double in the first inning, but he’s allowed a two-run homer in the second and the Mets have an early lead. Not great when the Yankees need to lean on their offense, but that’s certainly the case now.

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: Unable to cash in on a second-inning error, Austin Romine hits into a double play to end the threat and keep the Yankees off the board. It’s still 2-0 Mets.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: Best way for the Yankees to score? Let Robinson Cano hit. He just went deep to cut the lead to 2-1 in the third.

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: My gosh, these two lineups are just not very good. It’s already the bottom of the sixth. It’s still 2-1. I think half of the crowd here has fallen asleep.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: What do you know, Kelley just struck out the side again.

UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: Chamberlain’s wild pitch gets away from Romine and leads to a Mets run in the eighth. It’s now 3-1. Not pretty here at Yankee Stadium.