Via the AP -
[Lucas] Duda had a key miscue in right field and then squandered two chances at the plate to get the Mets back in the game. They left 11 runners on before a sellout crowd of 42,122 — the largest in the four-year history of Citi Field.
Mark Teixeira, who is 0 for 8 against Young, worked a leadoff walk, and Nick Swisher took a hefty cut that produced only a soft fly to medium right field. Duda, still learning the intricacies of outfield play, broke back on the ball and then charged in. He came up short on a diving attempt, and the ball bounced past him for a double, Swisher’s 1,000th career hit.
“He took a big swing, hit it off the end of the bat. I took a step back, then tried to make a play I really shouldn’t have,” Duda said.
Ibanez lined the next pitch barely over the fence in the right-field corner for his 11th homer, tying the score at 3.
The Mets had a great chance to tie it in the seventh. But with a runner on third, Logan whiffed Duda on three pitches and made another left-handed hitter, Murphy, look bad on an inning-ending strikeout.
This was a gift win for the Yankees at Citi Field last night. Granted, Nova and Logan pitched very well. But, if not for the poor play of Lucas Duda, the Yankees come out of this one with an “L” (and not the “W”). The Mets should be kicking themselves after this one.