New York Yankees at New York Mets

N.Y. Yankees
N.Y. Mets
W: T. Glavine (5-1) L: D. Rasner (1-3)
HR: NYY - R. Cano (2), A. Rodriguez (16), J. Posada (5)   NYM - D. Wright (5), D. Wright (6)

Yanks lose another starter, game as Mets' Wright hits two HRs

CBS wire reports

NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine is closing in on 300 wins, while the New York Yankees are falling far behind in the pennant race.

David Wright hit a pair of two-run homers off reliever Mike Myers after Darrell Rasner became the latest Yankees pitcher to get injured, and the Mets held off their fading Big Apple rivals 10-7 on Saturday for their second consecutive victory in the Subway Series.

"It's definitely embarrassing," Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon said. "We definitely know that we are better than we've showed."

Super sub Endy Chavez had four hits on a rainy afternoon at Shea Stadium, one day after delivering the go-ahead homer in a 3-2 win over Andy Pettitte and the Yankees. Staked to an 8-2 lead after Rasner left in the first with a broken index finger, Glavine (5-1) yielded three runs in six-plus innings for his 295th victory.

The NL East-leading Mets have won nine of 11 overall and can complete a sweep of their crosstown foes Sunday night with John Maine (5-1, 2.15 ERA) on the mound against Tyler Clippard, who'll make his major league debut.

"It's what we call a big-bonus game," Mets manager Willie Randolph said.

The plummeting Yankees (18-23) lost for the seventh time in nine games and matched their low-water mark in a dismal season. At five games below .500, they are right back where they were when owner George Steinbrenner called his team's 9-14 start "clearly not acceptable."

"We're going to turn it around. I wish I could give you a date," manager Joe Torre said. "Until we straighten out what we need to straighten out, we can't worry about the standings."

The $195 million Yankees, who have won nine straight AL East titles, are in fourth place -- 10½ games behind the division-leading Red Sox.

"We're not out of the race," general manager Brian Cashman said. "As ugly as it looks right now, I'm never going to let that enter my mind."

The Yankees are 1-7 this year against their two biggest rivals, the Red Sox and Mets. All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano made three errors and botched a double-play relay for the Yankees. He also homered, grounded into an inning-ending double play with two on and struck out with runners at the corners in the ninth.

"Everybody told me to keep my head up," Cano said.

Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit consecutive solo homers off struggling Scott Schoeneweis in the eighth, and Josh Phelps' RBI double against Pedro Feliciano cut it to 8-6. Aaron Heilman retired Derek Jeter with runners at first and third to end the inning.

Billy Wagner took over in the ninth and made an ill-advised throw home that helped the Yankees pull to 10-7. With the tying run at the plate, he struck out Cano and Phelps to end it.

"It got a little hairy there at the end," said Randolph, who earlier in the day gave the commencement address at Fordham University, where his daughter was graduating. "It felt like it was going to be a bit of a breezer, but they kept coming back on us."

Pinch-hitter Julio Franco drove in a run on a two-out infield single in the eighth. Cano made a diving stop and tried a desperate throw from his rear, but the ball hit his foot and deflected wildly for his third error, which allowed another run to score and made it 10-6.

"This is a true test for us," Rodriguez said. "We've got to get ourselves out of it. Nobody is going to help us."

Listless on offense lately, the Yankees did break through for 15 hits, including four by Posada. But Rasner's early injury forced them to use five members of an already overworked bullpen.

On his ninth pitch, Rasner (1-3) was struck on his pitching hand by Chavez's comebacker.

Torre, pitching coach Ron Guidry and trainer Gene Monahan immediately came out to check on Rasner, along with the team's entire infield. Rasner took a deep breath and tried a few warmup pitches. But when he threw a splitter on his fourth delivery, he hopped off the mound in obvious pain and grabbed his right hand before running into the dugout and down the steps toward the clubhouse.

Surgery was recommended and he could miss three months.

Starters Chien-Ming Wang and Mike Mussina have returned from hamstring problems, but the Yankees are still waiting for Phil Hughes (hamstring) to get healthy and Roger Clemens to round into game shape.

Jeff Karstens is recovering from a broken leg and Carl Pavano is also sidelined -- again -- with an elbow injury.

"I don't know any team that could sustain the number of injuries they've had," Glavine said.

Chavez's infield single put runners at the corners. Myers, normally a left-handed specialist, replaced Rasner and was given as much time as he needed to warm up.

Myers allowed a shallow sacrifice fly to Carlos Beltran, then struck out Carlos Delgado before Wright hit a 460-foot homer to the back of the left-field bleachers that made it 3-1 Mets.

"I played with Mike on the Japan tour last year, so I have an idea how he throws," Wright said.

Wright connected again in the third, a drive that bounced off the heel of Damon's glove as he leaped above the center-field fence.

"I had it and I lost it," Damon said. "It's probably one of the worst feelings I've had playing."

Wright was intentionally walked his next three times up. Delgado had an RBI double in a two-run fourth that made it 8-2.


  • The Mets have won their last five series.
  • The Yankees dropped to 3-9 when the opponent starts a left-hander.
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Darrell Rasner joins the long list of aching Yankees pitchers, leaving with a broken finger.  (AP)
Darrell Rasner joins the long list of aching Yankees pitchers, leaving with a broken finger. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

D. Wright
AB 2
R 3
H 2
HR 2
New York

J. Posada
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 1

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Johnny Damon, CF3110201 .258
Derek Jeter, SS5011014 .362
Hideki Matsui, LF5010003 .280
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4221100 .314
Jorge Posada, C5142000 .386
Bobby Abreu, RF4111103 .235
Robinson Cano, 2B5121013 .242
Josh Phelps, 1B5131013 .275
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    Mike Myers, P1000001 .000
    Luis Vizcaino, P1000010 .000
    Ron Villone, P0000000 .000
   a- Doug Mientkiewicz, PH1000000 .228
    Brian Bruney, P0000000 .000
   b- Jason Giambi, PH1000001 .268
    Kyle Farnsworth, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Villone in the 7th
b-grounded out for Bruney in the 8th
2B - Josh Phelps (2, Feliciano)
HR - Alex Rodriguez (16, Schoeneweis), Jorge Posada (5, Schoeneweis), Robinson Cano (2, Glavine)
RBI - Derek Jeter (22), Alex Rodriguez (40), Jorge Posada 2 (24), Bobby Abreu (22), Robinson Cano (17), Josh Phelps (7)
2-OUT RBI - Derek Jeter (13)
Team LOB - 10
E - Robinson Cano 3 (6, Throwing)
New York Yankees
Darrell Rasner (L,1-3)0222000 4.01
Mike Myers 2544112 3.48
Luis Vizcaino 2322100 6.85
Ron Villone 2100100 0.00
Brian Bruney 1000120 1.77
Kyle Farnsworth 1121210 4.67
IBB - Wright by Luis Vizcaino, Wright by Ron Villone, Wright by Kyle Farnsworth
Pitches-Strikes - Darrell Rasner 9-5, Mike Myers 54-34, Luis Vizcaino 33-21, Ron Villone 31-19, Brian Bruney 14-8, Kyle Farnsworth 23-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Myers 3-3, Luis Vizcaino 4-2, Ron Villone 3-3, Kyle Farnsworth 2-0
Batters Faced - Darrell Rasner 2, Mike Myers 13, Luis Vizcaino 10, Ron Villone 8, Brian Bruney 4, Kyle Farnsworth 6
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5110011 .331
Endy Chavez, LF5241000 .390
Carlos Beltran, CF3211102 .300
Carlos Delgado, 1B5121012 .219
David Wright, 3B2324300 .283
Shawn Green, RF3001102 .320
    Scott Schoeneweis, P0000000 .000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
   a- Julio Franco, PH1011000 .192
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .000
Paul Lo Duca, C5000015 .286
Damion Easley, 2B4110011 .268
Tom Glavine, P2000001 .167
    Carlos Gomez, RF0000100 .333
a-singled for Heilman in the 8th
2B - Endy Chavez (5, Villone), Carlos Delgado (8, Vizcaino)
HR - David Wright 2 (6, Myers, Myers)
SF - Carlos Beltran (3)
SH - Tom Glavine (6)
RBI - Endy Chavez (10), Carlos Beltran (30), Carlos Delgado (23), David Wright 4 (24), Shawn Green (21), Julio Franco (6)
2-OUT RBI - David Wright 2 (6), Julio Franco (3)
SB - Jose Reyes 2 (25, 2nd base off Rasner/Posada, 2nd base off Myers/Posada), Carlos Beltran (7, 3rd base off Farnsworth/Posada), David Wright (9, 2nd base off Farnsworth/Posada), Shawn Green (3, 2nd base off Myers/Posada)
CS - Endy Chavez (1, 2nd base by Myers/Posada)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Reyes-Easley-Delgado, Reyes-Easley-Delgado, Easley-Reyes-Delgado
E - Billy Wagner (1, Throwing)
New York Mets
Tom Glavine (W,5-1) 6933221 3.43
Scott Schoeneweis 1333102 6.88
Pedro Feliciano (H,3) 0.2100100 1.08
Aaron Heilman (H,5) 0.1000000 3.71
Billy Wagner 1211020 0.95
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Glavine 101-58, Scott Schoeneweis 25-11, Pedro Feliciano 13-6, Aaron Heilman 3-2, Billy Wagner 18-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Glavine 10-3, Scott Schoeneweis 2-1, Pedro Feliciano 2-0, Aaron Heilman 1-0, Billy Wagner 1-1
Batters Faced - Tom Glavine 26, Scott Schoeneweis 7, Pedro Feliciano 4, Aaron Heilman 1, Billy Wagner 6
Game Information
Attendance - 56137
Game Time - 3:36
Temperature - 58
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Greg Gibson