Jay Bruce Homers, Mets Beat Yankees

Jay Bruce’s first hit as a Met was a huge one — a three-run homer to help the Mets to a split of the Subway Series.

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Jay Bruce’s first hit with the Mets was a big one — a three-run homer.

The game was scoreless until the fifth when Kelly Johnson led off with a home run. Then with two on, Bruce launched a ball into the seats in right to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.

Bartolo Colon was excellent, leaving the game with two outs in the seventh inning and a man on second. He had thrown just 90 pitches, but Terry Collins wanted Jerry Blevins to face switch hitter Aaron Hicks, who is better lefty hitter than righty (although he is hitting just .190 combined from both sides, so was he really such a threat to Colon?). Of course the move backfired — he singled to get the Yankees on the board.

So Colon went 6.2, charged with the one run on six hits. He struck out just one batter and did not walk anyone, as usual. Colon picked up his 10th win of the year, tops among Mets pitchers.

Jeurys Familia came on for the ninth, and it wasn’t easy. The Yankees got runners to first and second with one out. Rob Refsynder came up, representing the potential tying run. He grounded into a double play to end the game.

Familia earned his 38th save as the Mets win 4-1.

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