Phil Hughes and the Yankees exacted their revenge against the visiting Mets Saturday afternoon. The Mets came into today's affair having won 3 straight against the Bronx Bombers and are the lone team to hand the young Yankee starter a 2010 loss (5/22). With today's 5-3 victory Hughes (7 IP, 3ER, 4K) improved to 10-1 and brought the Mets 8-game winning streak to a halt. Aside from Jose Reyes (2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI), the soon to be 24-year old righty had no problem handling the hot hitting Met's line-up, allowing only a couple hits to Angel Pagan (2-3, BB) and one to Jason Bay (1-4).
Mike Pelfrey wasn't nearly as sharp on the other side of the ball, going 7 innings while allowing 5 ER in his first losing effort since May 12. Pelfrey seemed to struggle throwing strikes and when he fell behind 2-1 to Mark Teixeira in the 3rd inning the next pitch ended up in the right field bleachers. In the 4th inning Big Pelf walked Jorge Posada on 4 straight balls and, after starting Curtis Granderson off 2-0, seemed to be doing everything he could to just get the ball over the plate. Pelfrey ended up evening up the count but after seeing six pitches Granderson eventually found one he liked and made the Mets pay with a 2-run HR.
Down 5-3 the Mets had their chances to get even, but David Wright (0-4, 3K) looked lost against Phil Hughes and neither Ike Davis (0-3) or Jason Bay (1-4) faired much better. It was frustrating to see Wright and Bay struggle so mightily as the two had great games against Hughes in their 5/22 match-up, which saw them go a combined 6-8 with 3R and 2 RBI. There's a few ways to look at today's performance and I'm not sure I can blame Met fans for hearing different voices in their head:....TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=1627