Subway Series: ‘Amazin Mets Honor Then Dial Up Mo! [Photo]
”I think we surprised ourselves,” Wright said, ”because when you get Mo coming in, it’s usually game over.” – foxsports
Mo hugs Mets all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera after throwing out ceremonial first pitch at Citi-Field on Tuesday night.
“Everything was great, until the ninth. . . . It was a great game until I got into the game,” said Rivera, who had never in his career failed to record an out in a save situation. “There are no excuses. They just beat me. Too bad that (Hiroki) Kuroda pitched a tremendous game. For me to do that is unacceptable.” – nydailynews
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, center, receives a fire call box plaque, left, from New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, left, and a fire hose nozzle from New York Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon before an interleague baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Rivera, who is retiring at the end of this season, is on a farewell tour.
But maybe it is a turning point for the Mets, who haven’t shown much of anything so far this season! It is the first time in Mo 19-year career that he failed to get an out, and also the first time this season he blew a save opportunity after converting 18 straight chances! Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitched eight innings giving up one run (an RBI single to Lyle Overbay) while striking out 10, and still held onto his perfect (5-0) record! Yankees’ starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (initially won the pitchers duel) pitched great, surrendering four hits no runs while striking out seven in seven innings pitched! Matt Harvey is pleading his case to start the All-Star game, which will be played at Citi-Field in July!