Judge 47th HR, Yanks beats Scherzer, Mets 4-2 in Subway Series

Judge 47th HR, Yanks beats Scherzer, Mets 4-2 in Subway Series

NEW YORK (AP) – Tensions built around the Yankees heading towards the Subway Series like the floors rising in a New York City skyscraper. Aaron Judge and Andrew Benintendi gave them hope that the big crash was over.

“We have a special group of individuals who are mentally strong enough to bounce back after a few tough sets and know, hey, it’s a long season and we’re not playing the kind of ball we want,” the judge said. said after his major-league-leading 47th home run led the team to a 4-2 victory on Monday night over the Mets. “It’s time to get back to what we do.”

The Yankees, in a historic slippage with 14 losses in 18 games going into this showdown in the Bronx, built a 3-0 lead on DJ LeMahieu’s first-inning sacrifice play on Judge’s third-inning home run against Scherzer (9 to 3) and doubles in the fifth inning of Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Benintendi, who added a single RBI in the seventh.

They withstood a botched pop-up from rookie Oswaldo Cabrera and won back-to-back wins for the first time since July 29 and 30, securing the end of a six-game losing streak in the series, the worst since 1995.

Asked how many consecutive games they need to ease their panicked fanbase, manager Aaron Boone quipped, “4 1/2.”

“Deep down, we believe we are a very good team,” Boone said. “And how many in a row we have to show that, I’ll leave that to you.”

Domingo Germán (2-2) weathered James McCann’s 104 mph liner on his left calf in the sixth and was crossing a three hitters when Pete Alonso hit a pop-up in the seventh inning that Cabrera and right fielder Marwin Gonzalez hit in just 221 feet from the board.

Cabrera, making his first major league start in second after appearances at shortstop, third base and right, allowed the ball to slip out of his glove by mistake when Gonzalez’s leather hit his glove, a play reminiscent of the ninth drop. Luis Castillo’s entry that turned the first game of the Subway Series into the new Yankee Stadium in 2009.

Daniel Vogelbach, with 6-inch streaks of black eyes on his face, followed two pitches later, driving a curveball into the Yankees bullpen at center right for a two-run homer that made it 3-2.

Benintendi re-established a two-run lead in the lower half after Kiner-Falefa caught up in a single infield and took second when shortstop Francisco Lindor caught a bare-handed bouncer and ran a throw-in alongside the first for a mistake.

Germán (2-2) dropped out of two runs – one won – in 6 1/3 innings. He was limping after the game, but said he should be able to make the next turn.

Rookie Ron Marinaccio and Jonathan Loaisiga got four outs each, with Loaisiga making his first save since August 17 of last year. This drew loud cheers from a crowd of 48,760, the Yankees’ ninth house packed.

Judge, who was one ahead of Alonso with his 103rd RBI, said the intensity had increased because of the New York rivalry.

“Fans were bringing it,” he said. “You could feel a little different energy in the shelter.”


Scherzer allowed four runs for a second straight start, increasing his ERA from 1.93 to 2.33 over both starts. He folded seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Judge went 2 for 11 with seven strikeouts against Scherzer and in a 4 for 32 overall drop before launching a 95.7 mph fastball for an opposite field drive in the right field seats.

“That’s not what lost the game. They are really Benintendi’s hitters,” said Scherzer.


Jacob DeGrom had a problem warming up before his final start and was delayed on Tuesday. Instead, he will play Colorado on Thursday or Friday.


Brandon Nimmo and Benintendi were hit by opening pitches, the first time since April 17, 1926, the Yankees and their opponent opened with a hitter. Alex Ferguson of Washington attacked Mark Koenig and Sad Sam Jones of New York hit Sam Rice.


Anthony Rizzo took off first, forcing a shot from Scherzer, after LeMahieu’s sacrifice, but was sent back because the referees decided the ball was still dead. The Mets then appealed in third place, but the referees ruled that Benintendi did not leave early and scored to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.


Mets LHP Nate Fisher was assigned the assignment a day after shooting three goalless shots in his major league debut, a year after returning to minors after a stint as a financial analyst at a Nebraska bank. The Mets also designated LHP Rob Zastryzny for assignment, opted for RHP José Butto for Triple-A Syracuse, and selected RHP Connor Gray contract from the Triple-A farm team.


Mets: C Tomás Nido was activated from IL He has been away since August 13th for an unspecified reason which is usually COVID.

Yankees: DH Giancarlo Stanton, out of action since July 23 with left Achilles tendonitis, hopes to return to the Yankees roster on Thursday, when New York begins a trip to Oakland. … RHP Scott Effross was placed on IL for 15 days, retroactive to Sunday, with a strained right shoulder. RHP Clarke Schmidt was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


RHP Frankie Montas (4-10, 3.87) is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in three games since the Yankees acquired him from Oakland. Mets RHP Taijuan Walker will launch for the first time since Aug. 16 in Atlanta after overcoming back spasms.


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