What a time to be a fan of a New York baseball team, both the Yankees and Mets are in the thick of heated wild card races. Let's start off with the Mets as they continued their series with the Reds in Cincinnati last night. They had rookie pitcher Rafael Montero on the mound, he certainly struggled this time out letting up 3 ER in just 4 1/3 innings. He left it up to the bullpen to gap the long bridge from him to Familia, they did great work letting up no runs once Montero exited the game. The Mets did what they do best and scored via the long ball. Granderson continues to stay hot as he and Reyes hit solo shots early in this one, but Cespedes delivered the fatal blow with a two run homer in the 7th. Cespedes continues to carry this offense on his back and you can tell he doesn't mind the responsibility. The Mets will look for the sweep today against the Reds, with star pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the mound that shouldn't be a very challenging task against a below average Reds squad.
The New York Yankees continue to claw and scratch their way to victories, they beat the Blue Jays in a back and forth war last night 7-6. Luis Cessa gave us another good outing from him, he went 5 innings only allowing 2 runs. McCann, Headley, and Tyler Austin all hit jacks which eventually ended up giving us a 7-5 lead going into the 9th. Before I get to a 9th inning for the ages, the Yankess were down 5-4 in the 8th and put together 3 runs that inning to give Betances a solid lead heading into the 9th. Well, Betances came in to close out the game, but just couldn't finish off the Jays as he let up one run and loaded the bases before Girardi pulled him. In comes Blake Parker to save the day, at this moment every Yankee fan is accepting the fate that we are probably going to lose this game. Never doubt Blake though, he struck out Kevin Pillar on an uncle Charlie right down broad street for a called strike three, mind you this ball should've been in the upper deck it was left over the middle of the plate so badly. Up comes Justin Smoak with two out and the bases loaded, he drives the first pitch to deep left field, at this point I'm thinking no fucking way grand slam it's over, until I see Gardy leap up, stick his glove in the air, and make this ridiculous catch to save our season. I went nuts after this catch basically waking up the entire neighborhood with the screams I let it out. What an electric night for New York baseball teams as they put on a show for us fans. Whoever says baseball isn't fun to watch obviously doesn't know entertainment after seeing two great games like that last night.