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New York Mets Rebound from Friday Night’s Debacle, Beat Yankees 6-2

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Fernando Nieve tossed 6 2/3 effective innings in his first start as a Met, Omir Santos and Gary Sheffield added home runs and the Mets defeated the Yankees 6-2 at the new Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Nieve worked quickly all afternoon and never allowed the powerful Yankee bats to find their rhythm. The Houston Astros castoff mixed a 91-94 mph fastball, an 83-86 mph slider, and an 83-85 mph changeup to near perfection, giving up just four hits and two walks. He also struck out two.

Sean Green came on in relief of Nieve in the seventh after Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner hit back-to-back singles with two outs. After Derek Jeter's infield single drove in Cabrera, Green got Johnny Damon to ground out to Fernando T...

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