Slppy. Slopy. Lopy. Sloppy.
The New York Yankees (40-32) beat the New York Mets (37-34) by a score of 9-1.
Three errors led to two unearned runs off of Mike Pelfrey, who surrendered four runs total over five innings. Pat Misch pitched well for his 1 1-3 innings on the mound. Elmer Dessens escaped trouble in the seventh, then surrendered two home runs in the 8th inning.
Bobby Parnell got one out, but also balked and threw a wild pitch. Sean Green allowed two runs on three hits in mop-up duty.
Overall, not a great night for the Mets pitchers.
Also, not a great night for the Mets batters.
The Mets managed just three hits and CC Sabathia carried a perfect game into the fifth inning. Gary Sheffield broke up the bid with a solo home run to deep left field. Sheffield now leads the Mets in home runs with nine.
That says something when a 40-year-old outfielder who doesn’t play everyday leads your team in home runs. Yeesh!