Patrick Mazeika scored his second starting RBI in four professional games in the ninth innings with a fielder’s choice in the ninth innings, helping the picked-up Mets Rally beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory .
Baltimore took a 2-1 lead and penetrated the ninth after John Means outscored Marcus Stroman in his first start since throwing a no-hitter last week.
Mazeika hit a knockout hit in the pitcher’s place with two up and one out against the approaching Cesar Valdez and laid a foundation for first baseman Trey Mancini, whose throw was a bit high and too late for the fast Jonathan Villar to get as the former Oriole quickly jumps down third.
Mazeika also planned the winning game Friday with a similar fielder’s choice in the 10th innings of a 5-4 victory over Arizona. And he had good voices on Sunday when he pulled a pedestrian in the sixth inning as a knock-on hit. The 27-year-old third string catcher has yet to hit a major league hit.
The innings began with an apparent homer from Kevin Pillar dominating after a refereeing meeting. Pillar hit Valdez’s second pitch in the left-hand corner over the wall, and third base referee Roberto Ortiz scored fairly and the Orioles immediately differed.
The refereeing staff gathered in the middle of the field and indicated a dirty ball after Pillar rounded off the base. He returned from the dugout to continue his bat and finished with a single, followed by Villar’s single and a draw from Dominic Smith.
Valdez (2-1) blew his third save in 11 chances. Jeurys Familia (1-0) escaped in the eighth trouble and scored the victory.
Jeff McNeil spoiled Means ‘attempt to hold on to a second consecutive hit by leading the first innings with a sharp single lead, but the Mets’ second baseman was lifted with body cramps two innings later. The Mets also lost Albert Almora Jr. in the eighth after the midfielder maliciously crashed into the outer wall to catch Austin Hays’ long fly.
Jordan Montgomery conceded six strong innings, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez made homers, and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night 3-1.
About two hours before the start, it was announced that Phil Nevin, the third base coach of the Yankees, was away from the team after a positive coronavirus test.
After the game, manager Aaron Boone said a staff member also tested positive. He said several other coaches, including Coach Matt Blake, were absent as contact tracking continued. The first base coach, Reggie Willits, was replaced by the minor league coordinator Mario Garza.
Boone said the Yankees are preparing as if they will play Wednesday night.
“Get ready and hope we avoid more hiccups or potential positive things and things like that,” Boone said. ‘Major League Baseball and their doctors give us advice. They know what a non-play would require, but they were also very confident today that we can and should play. ”
Judge said the players voted to take the field.
“It was stressful, but it was all part of it,” Judge said. “You’re going to have days like this where things happen. We all talked about it and saw what was best for us. We are all here, we have decided to play well and ready to play. ”
The Yankees beat Tampa Bay for the second time in seven games this season. The Rays have scored 18 of their last 23 appearances, including a five-game winning streak in the division last year.
Yankees striker Luke Voit scored 0 for 3 in his first game this season. He was the main leader at home last year, with 22, and was injured again on the ten-day list after undergoing knee surgery on March 29.
Voit was hit by a pitch around the right wrist in the fourth innings and had to fly to the right field wall in the seventh inning.
Montgomery (2-1) gave up one run, two hits, one run and tied a career-high with nine hits. After Jonathan Loaisiga worked two overs, Aroldis Chapman got three outs to score his eighth save and complete a three-pointer.
“They pitched well,” said Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash. “We just could not get anything going.”