They looked to Matt Harvey.
They say everyone needs a hero. One person who will stand up and deliver a win. Somebody who is not afraid to take on any task no matter the size. Harvey became that man and delivered exactly how he always has. The difference is he had the run support from his teammates.
In the past, Harvey was left to fend for himself. He would pitch his heart out leaving everything on that mound. Sometimes opponents would get a hit off him. Sometimes he would make them look silly swinging at the air. When the bases were empty, it was usually because his teammates just could not get a hit. There would be no run support and he would lose.
This time it was different.
Lucas Duda started the offense off with a home run in the first. The Yankees responded in the bottom of the third when Stephen Drew scored from third. The Mets were determined to let it stop there.
In the fourth inning, the Mets would score four runs. Juan Lagares tripled and then scored on a line drive by Wilmer Flores. Catcher Kevin Plawecki hits his first home run adding another two runs to the board.
The offensive slaughter did not stop there. Eric Campbell homered in the sixth and CC Sabathia was pulled. Nine hits and seven earned runs. ERA a wild 5.96. Mets tacked on another run for good measure on a wild pitch by Yankees reliever, Esmil Rogers in the seventh. NYM 7 NYY 1
The Yankees tried desperately to get in on the offense. Mark Teixiera woke up and hit a home run off Harvey in the bottom of the seventh making the score 7-2 Mets.
With Plawecki hitting a line drive single, Lagares scored again causing Yankee fans to give up and just go home. Final score NYM 8 NYY 2.
Harvey was sent in the ninth. The Dark Knight was allowed to continue his revenge for the attack on Robin the night before. Instead, he was pulled after pitching 8.2 innings. No matter. Justice had been served in stellar style.
Now the Mets head to Yankee Stadium today for the rubber game. Jonathan Niese takes the mound. He hopes to pull out a win for his team. This game he looks to bring those Mets fans who doubt him back to his side. He is no Dark Knight. He is no Robin. Niese is just a man looking to continue what the vigilante started the day before.