Game one was held on the Bombers turf at the always shining bright Yankees stadium, Mets star pitcher Johan Santana took the hill for the Mets fresh off his no-hitter just one week prior. The Mets gave Santana two extra days off and it seemed to backfire as he gave up a two-run blast to Robinson Cano in the second inning. In the very next inning, things went from bad to worse for Santana. Cano tagged Santana yet again for another two-run dinger, which was followed by solo shots from Andrew Jones and Nick Swisher for a 6-0 lead. Yankees rookie pitcher Hiroki Kuroda pitched a brilliant seven innings giving up only one hit. The Mets scrapped out a run in the top of the ninth to avoid the shutout as the Yankees took the opener 9-1.
Game two was televised on national television on Saturday evening with the Mets looking to bounce back from their awful performance in game one. The Yankees scored a run in the first inning, then the Mets got homerun shots from Omar Quintanilla in the 3rd, and David Wright in the 6th to take a 2-1 lead. The Bombers came roaring back in the bottom of the inning as Mark Teixeira smacked a two-run homer to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Curtis Anderson hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Yankees some insurance. Rafael Soriano shut the door in the 9th inning for a 4-2 win as the NY team from the Bronx took a 2-0 series lead in the Subway Series.
The finale of the three game Subway series showdown was back in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon. The Mets came out swinging and scored first by putting up a three-spot in the 2nd inning. The game stayed 3-0 Mets until Yankees catcher Russell Martin smacked one that just made it over the right field wall with a man on to cut the Mets lead to 3-2. In the very next inning, the Bombers put together a string of sharp hits to squeak out two runs to take a 4-3 lead in to the ninth. The Yankees called on Rafael Soriano once again to close out the game in the ninth. Lucas Duda led off with a double and scored on Ike Davis’s double on the very next at bat to tie the game at four each. But in the bottom of the inning, Russell Martin drove a 3-2 pitch from John Rauch into the left field seats leading off, to win the game for Yankees and sweep the Subway Series 3-0.