MLB: Yankees Spanked, Mets Take Game One of Twin Bill

A.J. MartelliSenior Analyst IJune 27, 2008

The New York Mets gave the New York Yankees a beat-down Friday afternoon 15-6 in game one of a day-night doubleheader.

Yankees' starter Dan Giese was not as brilliant as he was against the Cincinnati Reds. Giese lasted four plus innings, gave up six runs on five hits, issued four free passes and struck out three.

Mike Pelfrey of the Mets went five innings, gave up four runs on eight hits, walked four, and struck out four.

The Mets got going in the top of the first, getting an RBI single off the bat of David Wright.

The Yankees answered right back in the bottom of the first with an RBI single from Jason Giambi, knotting the game at one.

The Mets put two runs on the board in the top of the third, getting the lead back with a two-run home run from Carlos Beltran.

With the Mets holding a 3-2 lead, the Bombers took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the third, taking the lead at 4-3.

After Giese's departure, the Mets took the lead again with a two run double from Carlos Delgado, giving themselves a 6-4 lead.

In the sixth, the Mets continued the manhandle the Yankee bullpen, putting five runs on the board with the help of a grand slam homer by Carlos Delgado off Yankees' reliever Ross Ohlendorf.

With the score held up at 11-4 in the bottom of the sixth, Alex Rodriguez slaughtered a solo home run, making the score 11-5.

The Mets would come back with four more runs in the top of the eighth with the help of yet another home run by Delgado, this time a three-run shot.

The Mets' offensive assault on the Yankee pitching was too much as the Amazins went on to win the first game of the day-night, two borough double-header.

Giese took the loss and falls to 1-3 on the year.

Pelfrey got the win and is now 5-6 overall.

Later tonight, the Yankees will look to bounce back from the ugly afternoon. Sidney Ponson (4-1, 3.88 ERA with the Texas Rangers) will take on Pedro Martinez (2-1, 6.57 ERA). The game will start at Shea Stadium at about 8:15-8:30 ET.