The first game of the season between these two teams to actually be played at Citi Field from the rescheduled weekend.
Yankees start off hot in the second inning, A single, a walk, and a single load the bases. Two singles, a sacrifice fly, and a double give the Yankees four runs. Mets walk the next two batters to load the bases again and force a pitching change to former Yankee Chasen Shreve who gets the final out.
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 3, 2020
Todd Frazier, another former Yankee, hits a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to put the Mets on the board. Mets get a few runners on base in the third inning, but can’t bring them home. Bottom of the fourth. Frazier gets the Mets going again with a double to left field. J.A. Happ gets the next two batters out, but four hits in a row have this game tied at four.
The pitching staff do their jobs on both teams, keeping batters out of scoring position until the seventh. Miguel Castro take the ball for the Mets, quickly getting Luke Voit to ground out. Aaron Hicks walks and steals second base. Another walk before two hits give the Yankees the lead. 6-4 Yankees.
Eighth inning, another spat of hits from the Yankees bring in another run. The Mets take advantage of Zack Britton as he allows a walk the three hits. Mets score two. 7-6 Yankees.
Bottom of the ninth, Yankees try to win this one with three out. Aroldis Chapman in to close. He walks the first batter. Billy Hamilton takes the base to pinch-run and advances to second base on a balk. The Yankees get Hamilton out as he attempts to steal third. Despite getting the runner on base out, J.D. Davis hits a home run to tie the game. Mets get another hit off of Chapman before he strikes out the next two batters. Game tied at 7 and goes into extra innings.
Mets quickly get out of the top of the tenth with a double play and a strikeout. Albert Abreu pitches for the Yankees and Pete Alonso hits the second pitch, a home run to left field.
Mets win 9-7.