Unbelievable! Yankees Make Jaw-Dropping Comeback Against Mets in Subway Series

In an intense Subway Series clash between the New York Yankees and the NY Mets on Tuesday night, the Yankees found themselves in a precarious situation. With star player Aaron Judge injured and several other hitters struggling, the Mets appeared to have the upper hand, leading 5-1 after three innings with their ace, Max Scherzer, on the mound. However, the Yankees managed to turn the tide in a stunning fashion, mounting a five-run fourth inning and eventually securing a thrilling 7-6 victory at Citi Field.

The game got off to a rocky start for Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, as Brandon Nimmo launched a home run off his second pitch, setting the tone for a challenging outing. Severino struggled to find his rhythm, surrendering 6 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits and three walks over 4 ²/₃ innings. Disappointed with his performance, Severino acknowledged his need for improvement, acknowledging that he has not been contributing effectively to the team recently and expressing his determination to rectify the situation soon.

Severino’s recent struggles are evident when examining his past three starts. In this span, he has given up a total of 17 runs (16 earned) on 22 hits, including seven home runs, along with six walks across 13 ²/₃ innings. Despite Severino’s frustrations, Yankees manager Aaron Boone offered a more positive perspective, noting some signs of progress that could be carried forward into his next start. Boone praised Severino’s improved fastball, emphasizing the noticeable difference from his previous 2 starts and expressing optimism about its trajectory during Tuesday’s game.

The Mets did not make it easy for Severino, recording ten hard-hit balls, characterized by exit velocities of 95 mph or higher, with four of them occurring in the first inning alone. Severino faced further challenges in the second inning when he committed a pair of balks, one of which allowed two runs to score on Jeff McNeil’s single, extending the Mets’ lead to 5-1 by the third inning. However, after the Yankees rallied to take a 6-5 lead in the top of the fourth, Severino delivered his first clean inning of the night with a shut-down bottom of the fourth.

Approaching the fifth inning with a slim lead, Severino encountered a tense situation. With a runner on first base, two outs, and a season-high pitch count of 102, Boone visited the mound to assess Severino’s condition and caution him against pushing too hard. Unfortunately, Severino was unable to rise to the occasion, as Luis Guillorme singled to left field on the second pitch, tying the game and abruptly ending Severino’s night on a sour note. Reflecting on the situation, Severino admitted his need to improve his ability to close out innings and acknowledged the missed opportunity in the last frame.

In other notable news, center fielder Harrison Bader was set to make his return for the Yankees after missing 12 games due to a hamstring strain. Bader was scheduled to play a rehab game for the Double-A Somerset on Wednesday night, followed by a rest day on Thursday, before rejoining the team for Friday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

The game also witnessed a peculiar incident before the start of the seventh inning. Mets reliever Drew Smith entered the game only to be ejected immediately after a mandatory hands inspection.

Interestingly, this marked the third time this season that a pitcher was ejected for having sticky hands, all of which involved the two New York teams. Previously, Yankees pitcher Domingo German faced a similar fate, and now both Scherzer and Smith from the Mets found themselves in the same situation.

Looking ahead, the Subway Series rivalry continues on Wednesday night as the Yankees face the Mets once again at 7:10 p.m., with the game broadcast on ESPN. The Yankees will have Gerrit Cole, boasting a 7-1 record and a 2.84 ERA, on the mound, while the Mets will rely on Justin Verlander, who holds a 2-3 record and a 4.85 ERA.

Following the intense series, the Yankees will enjoy a day off on Thursday before embarking on a crucial series against the Boston Red Sox. Friday’s game will see Domingo German, with a 4-3 record and a 3.49 ERA, take the mound for the Yankees, while the Red Sox are yet to announce their starting pitcher.

In conclusion, the Yankees showcased their resilience and determination in a thrilling comeback victory against the Mets in the Subway Series. Despite Severino’s struggles on the mound, both he and the team remain hopeful for improvement in the future, while the return of center fielder Harrison Bader adds another positive dimension to the Yankees’ lineup. As the Subway Series unfolds, both teams prepare for their upcoming games with high stakes and an intense rivalry that will undoubtedly captivate fans across New York and beyond.
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