Good morning, New York/New Jersey area sports fans! This is a good news-bad news morning, depending on which local teams you root for. Let's take a look.
Saturday worked out perfectly for the New York Rangers. They defeated the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, then watched the Carolina Hurricans lose to Tampa Bay. That puts the Rangers in the playoffs. A year ago, the Rangers fell short on the final day of the season.
This Russell Martin guy is pretty good. The Yankees new catcher blasted two home runs Saturday to help the Yankees overcome a so-so outing by Ivan Nova and even their series with Boston.
Carlos Beltran's pair of home runs, his first two of the season, carried the Mets.
Sometimes in sports you can outplay your opponent and still come out on the short end of the scoreboard. That, seemingly, was the case for the Red Bulls Saturday night. New York hit the post twice