Cousin Brucey Delivers His First Hit

After starting off his Mets career going 0-10, it was time for Cousin Brucey to start bringing the hits:

In the top of the fifth, Jay Bruce hit a three run home run scoring Curtis Granderson and Alejandro De Aza, who else, to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. 

Between that and Kelly Johnson‘s solo shot off Yankee starter Nathan Eovaldi earlier in the inning, Bartolo Colon had all the run support he needed. 

Colon stymied the Yankees for 6.2 innings allowing six hits, one run, one earned, and no walks with one strikeout. The run he allowed was an inherited runner Jerry Blevins let score off an Aaron Hicks RBI single scoring Gary Sanchez. It seemed like Brett Gardner was going to knock in another two out run, but Matt Reynolds was able to snag it and flip it to Neil Walker just in time to get the force out and get out of the inning. 

Blevins wasn’t the only pitcher to benefit from some good defense. Colon would be helped by an absolutely perfect defensive play by De Aza in the fourth:

Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia closed it out for the 4-1 win. 
The win got the Mets a split in the Subway Series, and it pulled them within a game of the second Wild Card spot. 

Game Notes: In what will prove to be a constantly changing outfield alignment, tonight it was Granderson in left, De Aza in center, and Bruce in right. It was Granderson’s first game there since 2014. Michael Conforto was the DH going 0-3. 

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