Well, someone had to lose tonight and unfortunately it was the Yankees. The game was flying by because neither team could get a run across until the Yankees finally scored in the top of the sixth when Brett Gardner hit a triple which was followed by a Jayson Nix RBI single to make it 1-0 Yankees.
Gardner would factor in a big play in the bottom of the frame when Daniel Murphy took Phil Hughes deep to the 385 sign in the outfield. Gardner jumped up and robbed Murphy of what could have been a two-run home run. The Mets ended up not scoring that inning.
They got their first run on a solo shot by David Wright off Hughes in the bottom of the seventh. Hughes was fine tonight throwing seven innings of one run ball. He held the Mets to four hits - two by Wright and two by fellow starter Jonathon Niese - and struck out six.
The Mets took the lead in the eighth off of David Robertson who clearly didn't have anything working tonight. After he surrendered what turned out to be the game-winning RBI single by the previously mugged Murphy, Joe Girardi called upon Boone Logan to put a stop the damage.
In the top of the ninth, the Yankees had the tying run aboard in Ichiro Suzuki who was walked on four pitches by Bobby Parnell. Lyle Overbay and Travis Hafner both came to bat with chances to be the hero for the Yankees but fell short.