They shared a city spotlight for the last two days, but the Mets and Yankees probably won’t be mentioned in the same sentence again this season.
The best the underwhelming Mets can say is they played .500 over four games in Subway Series 2019. Their chance at winning the season series fizzled along with their bats Wednesday in a 5-1 loss to the Yankees before a sellout crowd of 43,323 at Citi Field.
Domingo German (10-2) stifled the Mets, allowing one run on five hits over six innings as the Yankees rebounded from a rare bullpen hiccup that cost them the game a night earlier. Chad Green and Nestor Cortes Jr. took it to the finish in this one with three scoreless innings.
The Mets (39-48) have a rare Fourth of July off day and will look toward a three-game series at Citi against the Phillies to close the first half. The Yankees (55-29) play a four-game set in Tampa Bay starting on Thursday.