Good morning New York sports fans! Here's you're Tuesday morning coffee...â†µ
Yankees 5, Rays 4: The New York Yankees used a ninth-inning, bases-loaded walk from catcher Russell Martin Monday night to rally and beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett went just 5 1/3 innings, but the bullpen, which tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings, kept the Yankees in the game.â†µ
New York, which trailed 4-2 entering the sixth inning, used a two-run eighth inning to tie the game, and then took the lead when Tampa's relief pitcher Alexander Torres walked Martin with the bases loaded. Mariano Rivera pitched a perfected ninth inning to cement the victory.â†µ
Marlins 4, Mets 1: New York's bats spoiled a solid start by Chris Capano Monday night at Citi Field. The Mets were four-hit by starting pitcher Clay Hensley and four relievers, while Capano pitched 7 2/3 innings allowed just four runs on seven hits.â†µ
Hensley pitched just five innings, but the Mets, who's lone run came on a sac fly from Jason Bay in the ninth, failed to rally against the Marlins bullpen.â†µ
Tuesday night the Mets begin a three-game series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.â†µ
NFL Lockout: It seems as if the NFL owners and players are finally making up meaningful ground on the lockout. According to SB Nation's NFL homepage, the lockout could be lifted within days as both sides try to finalize a deal.