Mets blow opportunity to make history

The Amazin's have never won a rubber game in the Bronx; they coughed up another one

Updated: May 23, 2011, 9:55 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Don't make any excuses, not a single one.

The New York Mets had a chance to win the Subway Series from the New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon, but simply failed.

Yeah, yeah. We know the Mets are undermanned right now. There's no David Wright or Ike Davis. Sure, their lineup would be much stronger with both power bats in it.

But the Mets were able to win the opener on Friday night without their help. And on Sunday, they were three outs away in the seventh ...

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