Another Low Point. Reasons Why Mets 8 Yankees 3 on 7-3-21

It’s getting hard to figure out when the Yankee nadir to this season will be. Just when you think they’ve sunk as low as they can get, they go another level down.

Yankee fans spent over 2 rain soaked days digesting the horrid blown win against the LA Angels on Wednesday night — when Aroldis Chapman coughed up an 8-4 lead in the 9th — and then had to suffer the ignominy of this game: watching the Mets no-hit them into the 6th inning, while taking an 8-0 lead in route to crushing them 8-3 on an overcast, cool day at The Stadium.

1. Monty Weak-Singled to Death in the 5th

Jordan Montgomery was matched against Taijuan Walker, who came in with a 6-3 2.38 record. Walker was on fire from the get go — no hitting the Yanks — and it was clear that Montgomery would need to match him.

He did — although Montgomery struggled with runners on base, but got the big out.

  • Monty got Pete Alonso on a Huge popout in the 1st inning, with 2 on and only 1 out — and navigated out of the inning, keeping the score 0-0.
  • Monty got in trouble in the 3rd — 2nd and 3rd, 1 out. But he got a HUGE strikeout of Pete Alonso and then another Huge strikeout of James McCann to end the inning still scoreless, 0-0.

Monty motored thru the 4th with a 1-2-3 inning and you hoped he was settling down.

But in the 5th:

  • Brandon Nimmo reached on an infield single with 1 out.
  • Francisco Lindor hit a short fly to center that off the bat looked like it would be caught but it dropped in.
  • And then Dominic Smith hit an easy grounder up the middle that off the bat had double play written all over it — but nobody was playing up the middle so it went through for an RBI single.

Monty then walked Alonzo and was gone after 86 pitches. Lucas Luetge came in and allowed an RBI single to James McCann, and threw a wild pitch and it was 3-0 Mets.

2. Wilson Blew Up Game in 6th

In the top of the sixth, Justin Wilson came in and blew up the game: single, single, single, walk (to score a run), double by Do Smith and it was 6-0 — and Wilson was gone.

Michael King came in and struck out Alonso and McCann but then allowed a single to Pillar to plate 2 and make it 8-0.

King pitched well after that — ending with 4 innings pitched, 3 hits, 0 runs, and struck out 9, walking 1. However it looks like his days as a starter may be over for now.

3. Yanks Break Up No Hitter by Walker

Down 8-0 and being no-hit by Walker, the Yanks finally broke through in the bottom of the 6th.

Aaron Judge broke up the no hitter with a homer to opposite field in right — his 19th of the year.

With 2 out, Giancarlo Stanton singled, and Castro relieved Walker.

Castro hit Luke Voit with a pitch, walked Gleyber Torres, and allowed a 2-out single to Gio Urshela to make it 8-3.

Jerrys Familia came in to strike out Miguel Andujar and retire the side.

And that was it. Familia and Drew Smith shut the Yankees out for the last 3 innings.

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