Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/27/13
Jon Niese started and despite not having his best stuff, he cruised through five scoreless innings. But then in the top of the sixth, centerfielder Brett Gardner tagged him for a leadoff triple and came around to score when Jayson Nix singled him home in the next at-bat for the first run of the game. After Niese’s second single of the game, Brett Garner made a great leaping catch to rob Daniel Murphy of a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. A shocked Murphy smashed his helmet in disgust as he was trotting to second base. The Yankees got back to back, one-out singles off of Niese in the seventh, but the Met lefty was able to get out of the inning without any damage. The final line on Niese was one earned run on eight hits and a walk in 7.0 innings pitched with five strikeouts. In the bottom of the seventh, third baseman David Wright led off the inning and walloped a tremendous solo home run to tie the game at one. Brandon Lyon pitched a scoreless eighth after allowing a single ...
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