11 game winning streaks are nothing to take lightly. Neither is a surging Yankee team that plays in a little league stadium. From the onset, deGrom was off tonight, centering pitches to hitters that have a very short porch to aim for. That is a recipe for disaster, and disaster is what deGrom accomplished in the first three innings. The Yankees ended the Mets 11 game winning streak with a 6-1 victory. The Mets look to right the ship with Matt Harvey on the bump tomorrow against CC Sabathia.
Jacob deGrom was rocked by two Texeira 2-run homeruns and an Ellsbury solo shot as he quickly put the Mets behind, ending his 18+ inning scoreless streak in the process. This was his first bad start of the season, and possibly the worst start of his young Mets career. Games like this happen, how the team bounces back is what really interests me.
Michael Pineda was filthy tonight. He seemed to never fall behind Mets hitters with pinpoint control and a filthy slider to accompany a mid 90’s heater. The Mets seemed off balance all night and were simply shut down by a pitcher with a world of talent.
Matt Harvey walks like an ace, talks like an ace and now needs to get on the mound tomorrow and shut down the Yankees like an ace. Aces are meant to lead a pitching staff, step up in key games and not allow losses to compile. Harvey needs to get past his sprained ankle and shut down the Yankees and get this train right back on the tracks.