Z-CAP: Tak-Hot-Shot Mets 4 Yankees 0

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 19, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 18:  Hisanori Takahashi #47 of the New York Mets pitches against the New York Yankees on June 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Mets extended their winning streak to 8 games tonight (7 straight on the road) with a 4-0 victory over the cross town rival Yankees.  In his rematch against Javier VazquezHisanori Takahashi was once again brilliant, out dueling his counterpart and picking up his 6th win of the season by throwing 6 scoreless frames. In his last two starts against the Yankees Hisanori has now thrown 12 straight scoreless innings with 8 K.  The win marked the first time the Mets have won 3 games in a row vs. the Bronx Bombers since 2008.

Takahashi cruised through the first five innings of tonights contest allowing only 3 base runners (2H, 1BB), none of which would reach second base. In the bottom of the 6th inning, clinging to a 1-0 lead, he allowed back to back singles to Nick Swisher and Mark Tiexera.  After walking the hot hitting Robinson Cano to load the bases, Takahashi got Jorge Posada to hit a high chopper towards third base.  David Wright, in spectacular fashion, made a bare-handed play to throw the slow footed Posada out at first and end the threat.

In the bottom of the 7th, after Lord Helmet Fransico Cervelli hit a lead off double off Elmer Dessens,....TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND OTHER LIKE IT HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=1491