Postgame Review: Yankees 9, Mets 3

New York Mets rookie right-handed reliever Pedro Beato finally gave up the first two earned runs of his major league career in his team's 9-3 loss to the New York Yankees.

Pedro Beato

Pedro Beato

#27 RP
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM13
  • W1

  • L0

  • BB3

  • K12

  • ERA0.95

"It had to happen sometime," said Beato, who had gone a franchise-record 18 2/3 innings without allowing one to start his career.

Beato was charged with the two earned runs in just a 1/3 of an inning.

Rookie second baseman Justin Turner did not reach base safely for the first time since May 3 against the San Francisco Giants, snapping a 12-game streak.

He also failed to record an RBI, ending his rookie franchise-record seven-game streak. Turner's career-best eight-game hitting streak also came to a close.

The Mets offense went just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position on Sunday afternoon and left seven men on base. The Mets are now batting .222 with RISP (88-for-396).

The Amazin's had 11 hits, but just one of them -- right fielder Carlos Beltran's seventh-inning double -- went for extra bases. In fact, of the Mets' 25 hits during the three-game series, only five of them were extra-base hits.

Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran

#15 RF
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM44
  • HR8

  • RBI25

  • R21

  • OBP.377

  • AVG.280

The Mets have now been held to just one extra-base hit in three of their last four games. Playing without third baseman David Wright (back) and first baseman Ike Davis (ankle), they mustered just eight runs in the first edition of the Subway Series.

"We're not gonna be a team that's gonna hit a lot of homers," Beltran said. "Ike was hitting homers, but we're not built that way. The lineup's not built that way. We're more linedrive hitters.

"When you miss guys like that, it make a big difference in the lineup. David has been in these situations like this series before, maybe younger players try to do a little bit more, but it is what it is. We have to fight with what we got. There's nothing we can do. We've just got to hope they get healthy and return to the ballclub."

The Mets relievers were charged with four earned runs on Sunday afternoon in two innings. They'd allowed just five earned runs in their previous 16 games (43 innings pitched), and had just surrendered just seven earned runs in the entire month of May (54 innings pitched) entering Sunday.

"Well, we made good pitches," manager Terry Collins said. "It's just one of those situations in which every time they swung it, they found a hole. There's nothing we can do about it."

Left fielder Jason Bay (2-for-4) collected his sixth multi-hit game of the season. He has hit .357 (10-for-28) in the Subway Series over his last two years as a Met.

Third baseman Willie Harris (3-for-4) collected his first three-hit game since July 9, 2010 when he was a member of the Washington Nationals against the San Francisco Giants. Harris came into Sunday's action with three hits in his last 30 at-bats (22 games). It was Harris' first start since May 16.