Livan Hernandez delivers against the Yankees on Sunday night. (Jim McIsaac/Getty)
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
The Mets fought hard, but in the end, a two-run rally in the bottom of the fourth wasn't enough to thwart a sweep in the Subway Series at Citi Field. Livan Hernandez did his part to hold down the Yankees after a shaky first inning, but those three runs ended up sealing the Mets' fate in the finale.
a-Flied out for Schneider in the 6th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Hernandez, L in the 7th.
BATTING 2B: Martinez, F (6, Wang). TB: Martinez, F 2; Sheffield 2; Castillo, L; Murphy, Dn. RBI: Martinez, F (7), Castillo, L (16). 2-out RBI: Castillo, L. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tatis; Hernandez, L; Santos, O 2; Cora. SAC: Tatis. GIDP: Wright, D. Team RISP: 2-for-10. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Castillo, L (8, 2nd base off Wang/Posada), Wright, D (20, 3rd base off Rivera/Posada).
Game Scores: Wang , Hernandez, L . IBB: Rodriguez, Al (by Hernandez, L), Teixeira (by Feliciano, P), Jeter (by Rodriguez, Fr). HBP: Cora (by Wang). Pitches-strikes: Wang 85-49, Coke 6-4, Hughes, P 16-10, Bruney 15-6, Rivera 23-16, Hernandez, L 116-56, Feliciano,
P 16-8, Green, S 10-5, Rodriguez, Fr 38-18. Groundouts-flyouts: Wang 10-2, Coke 0-0, Hughes, P 2-1, Bruney 0-0, Rivera 2-0, Hernandez, L 6-3, Feliciano, P 2-0,
Green, S 1-0, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0. Batters faced: Wang 23, Coke 1, Hughes, P 5, Bruney 4, Rivera 5, Hernandez, L 26, Feliciano, P 4, Green, S 2, Rodriguez,
Fr 7. Inherited runners-scored: Coke 1-0, Hughes, P 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Green, S 2-0. Umpires: HP: Mike Winters.
1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Chris Guccione. Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 10
mph, Out to CF. T: 3:38. Att: 41,315. Venue: Citi Field. June 28, 2009 June 28, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner