Five things to know from Friday’s Game 2
1. The Yankees offense got going in the top of the third inning, as Jordie Mercer walked for the team’s first baserunner of the game, Thairo Estrada then got the Yanks first hit of the game, moving Mercer to third. Erik Kratz singled to left field, scoring Mercer to make it a 1-1 game.
2. Still in the third inning, Aaron Hicks gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead with a single to right field, scoring Estrada. Mets starting pitcher David Peterson walked Gary Sanchez with the bases loaded, extending the Yanks lead to 3-1.
3. Jonathan Loaisiga allowed just one earned run on three hits, while striking out three in 3.0 innings of work. Adam Ottavino came in for Loaisiga in the fourth inning, allowing a ground rule double to Dominic Smith. Though Smith was left stranded after Ottavino struck out Pete Alonso to end the inning.
4. Nick Nelson entered the game in the fifth inning, and allowed an RBI double to Brandon Nimmo to make it a 3-2 game. He then got Michael Conforto to ground out to end the inning and stop the Mets scoring chances.
5. In for the save in the bottom of the seventh inning, Aroldis Chapman would instead allow a walkoff two-run home run to Amed Rosario. It’s Chapman’s first loss of the season.
The Mets and Yankees will play again on Saturday at 1:05 pm on SNY. J.A. Happ will start for the Yankees, while the Mets haven’t announced a starter yet.