New York Mets Defeat Yankees –

The New York Mets won the first game of a four game series against the New York Yankees by a score of 2-1.  Jonathan Neise pitched seven solid innings striking out four and allowing only one run.  Lyon kept the Yankees scoreless in the eighth inning and picked up his second win of the season.  Bobby Parnell came on for the ninth inning and had two strikeouts on his way to his eighth save of the year.  Parnell has appeared in 23 games this year for the Mets.

The Mets scoring came in the seventh and eighth innings.  David Wright hit a solo home run in the seventh to tie the game at one.  Daniel Murphy drove in the second Mets run with a clutch two out single in the eighth off Yankee reliever David Robertson.  Robertson is 3-1 with 28 strikeouts in 21 innings this season.

The Mets face the Yankees at Citi Field on Tuesday night and the final two games of the series will be played at Yankee stadium on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  The New York Yankees are 30-20 on the year and the Mets are 19-29.

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Jim Sutliff

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