Two hundred million dollars can buy a lot of things, but apparently it cannot buy a baseball team with heart. The day after being stymied by Pedro Martinez, the Yankee bats took another game off, this time against Tom Glavine who came into his start on Saturday with an ERA over 5. When the dust had settled, the Mets had won the contest 10-3 and chants of “Let’s Go Mets!” had filled Yankee Stadium.
Cliff Floyd was the offensive star of the day hitting two mammoth home runs and driving in four. David Wright also added a homer off of starter and loser, Sean Henn. Henn has now made three starts for the Yankees and his ERA is currently 11.12. Gothamist suggests the Yankees consider a different pitcher next time Henn’s turn comes up in the rotation.
With the win, the Mets have won their first series at Yankee Stadium since the Subway Series started in 1997. Sunday night they will go for the sweep with Kris Benson facing Randy Johnson. All the pressure will be on Johnson to save the Yankees and Gothamist predicts that heads will roll if he doesn’t succeed.
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