New York Yankees & Mets Both End Season On A High Note
The New York Yankees and New York Mets both ended their 162 game journey by winning the final game of the season Sunday night (September 30.)
The Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers in front of a sold out Citi Field crowd in an exciting win which saw their outfielder Eric Young Jr. win the stolen base title after stealing two bases in the first inning. He stole 46 bases this season which was one of the few highlights for a team which virtually had no shot of reaching the postseason all year, and finished third in the NL East.
You can expect the team from Flushing to extend their manager Terry Collins’ contract this week as they prepare to build a winning team for the 2014 season.
Meanwhile, the Yankees played in Houston against the last place Astros where they had to fight to win their final game, and the last game in Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera’s careers. The Yankees went into the 8th inning losing 1-0 before tying the game with a Curtis Granderson single. The teams went into extra innings with Mark Reynolds finally breaking it open in the 14th inning with a solo homerun, in route to a 4-1 win.
After finishing third place in the American League East, the Bronx Bombers are facing an offseason with lots of questions. Pettitte and Rivera will have retired, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and Boone Logan are becoming free agents, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixiera are coming off major injury, Alex Rodriguez is facing a season long suspension due to his role with Biogenesis, and manager Joe Girardi has no contract for next year.
This is the first year since 2008 that both New York baseball teams fail to make the playoffs.