Yankees Get Payback, Blow Out Mets in Game Two

A.J. MartelliSenior Analyst IJune 27, 2008

After getting a beating from the Mets in the afternoon, the Yankees gave out a beating of their own, shutting out the Mets 9-0.

Going into this game, there were certainly a lot of questions as to whether or not Sidney Ponson would pitch well in his first start with the Yankees this season.

Ponson answered the call by going six innings, allowing no runs on five hits, walking four and striking out four. Ponson was also able to wiggle out of consecutive bases loaded jams.

The Yankees reminded Pedro Martinez of his struggles when he pitched against the Yankees while with the Boston Red Sox.

Martinez went 5.2 innings, allowed six runs on as many hits, walked five and struck out four.

The Yankees got started in the top of the fourth inning, getting two runs with RBI from Robinson Cano and Jose Molina.

With a 2-0 lead, the Bombers got two runs in the top of the fifth and sixth innings, getting offensive contributions from Bobby Abreu and Derek Jeter.

The Yanks poured on three more runs in the top of the seventh, including a solo homer to right-center off the bat of Cano.

With the Yankees leading 9-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Kei Igawa was called on to close out the game. He successfully retired the side, giving the Yankees a win over the Mets.

Ponson got the win and is now 5-1 overall this season; and 1-0 with the Yankees.

Martinez took the loss and falls to 2-2.

With the series split at one game apiece, the Subway Series resumes tomorrow afternoon at 3:55 ET.

The Yankees will go with Andy Pettitte (8-5, 4.04 ERA). The Mets will go with Johan Santana (7-6, 2.93 ERA).