Friday, August 3, 2012

The Mets take the series finale in San Francisco and take the series

The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Thursday evening by the score of 9-1. The game took place at AT+T Park in San Francisco, California. Chris Young started for the Mets and pitched well. The Mets bullpen also pitched well. Ronny Cedeno led the Mets offense. Melky Cabrera was the Giants offense. Barry Zito didn’t pitch very well and the bullpen was good and bad. 
Young pitched seven innings giving up four hits and a run. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out four and won his third game of the season. Elvin Ramirez pitched an inning giving up a walk and Ramon Ramirez pitched an inning giving up a walk. Zito lost his eighth game of the season pitching 4 1/3 innings giving up six hits and seven runs. He walked three and struck out a batter. Loux pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. Hensley pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk and struck out two batters, Romo pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and two strikeouts.

Ruben Tejada had a hit, Andres Torres had a hit and drew a walk and David Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Scott Hairston had a hit and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had two hits and an RBI and Jordany Valdespin drew a walk. Jason Bay had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Cedeno had three hits and five RBI and Young had a hit. Cedeno hit two doubles and Torres had a double. The Mets were 6-13 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base.

Cabrera had three hits and Brandon Belt had a homerun. Hunter Pence had the only RBI and drew a walk and Brandon Crawford drew a walk. Cabrera hit a double, Belt and Cabrera each hit a triple. The Giants were 0-2 and left four men on base.

Bay hit a two run single and Cedeno hit a two run double in the first inning. The Mets had a four run lead before the Giants even came to play. In the second Wright hit an RBI single and in the fourth Pence had a sacrifice fly to make it a 5-1. In the fifth Murphy and Cedeno each had an RBI single. Cedeno hit a two run double in the seventh. And it was a 9-1 victory for the Mets.

The Mets won three of the four games in the series. They are 5-3 on this west coast swing with three more to go. The Mets will head to San Diego on Monday. The Mets improved their record to 52-54 and the Giants record dropped to 56-49.

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