The Mets drew first blood in round-two of the 2015 subway series, muscling through Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees with three home runs in a 5-1 decision at Citi Field on Friday night. The outcome pushed the Mets a step closer to a division title and Yankees one further.
It's been more than four months since David Wright pulled a hamstring and headed to the disabled list, leaving the Mets without their biggest offensive force, presumably, for 4-6 weeks. Roughly three months ago, Wright learned of his spinal stenosis condition and doubt arose about whether he'd ever be able to return to baseball.
The Mets' Kelly Johnson had three extra base hits and three RBI's, Curtis Granderson had a homer and drove in three and Juan Lagares added a pinch-hit, three-run blast in the eighth to cap a four-game sweep of the Rockies, 12-3 at Citi Field Thursday afternoon.
Michael Taylor's two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning tied the game before the young center fielder stole second and scored the winning run as the Nationals rallied for a 4-3 win over the second-place Mets in a Wednesday afternoon rubber match in Washington.